QUESTION #2: What was the Muslims reaction to the speech? Have you been able to find out any reaction from the Islamic world as to what Donald Trump had to say?


Shahram Hadian:

“My assessment and those who I talk to … Because what you have to pay attention to is not what they’re saying in English. You have to pay attention to what they’re saying in Arabic. You have to follow the Arabic sites. The reaction on the sites are that they believe that they have America right where they want America. That’s been the reaction. The reaction is that they’re getting their way. Just like when he went to Israel and visited the West Bank and met with Mahmoud Abbas from the Palestinian Authority, from Fatah, the reaction is they’re getting their way. All of a sudden, I don’t know if you noticed, he makes an announcement that he thinks that they have a peace process in place between the Palestinians and between Israel. We’re back in this place again that the Muslim world is laughing. They’re laughing at us because they understand that they’re getting their way. They’ve influenced this administration; I think the likes of his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, I think the likes of McMaster, I think the holdover (from the Obama Administration), and I think many in the State Department.

By the way, one of the things that you had asked me off air about what is the number one thing we should have done when Trump got into office. The number one thing he should have done was to label the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. That would have opened the floodgates for the law enforcement community to do their job…”