- US president Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, sends her well wishes to Muslima on Sallah day
- Twitter users reminded her of her father's ban on Muslims-majority countries entering America
- Many of them do not see her Eid-el-Kabir's message as genuine
Social media was set ablaze after President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump took to her Twitter account to felicitate with Muslims all over the world as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.
Ivanka’s celebratory message to Muslims recognizing the Islamic holiday went south after social media users reminded her that her father has barred people from Muslim-majority countries from travelling to the US.
She tweeted on Sunday, August 12: “Eid Mubarak to Muslims all around the world celebrating Eid al-Adha, wishing you health, happiness and joy!”
Like the general saying, the internet does not forget things, tweeps immediately pointed to her father’s ban on visitors from Muslim-majority countries.
Though, Ivanaka, who is currently an adviser to her father, the president of the United States, may have meant well with her tweet, many doubted her sentiment and some critics pointed to her father’s 2017 executive order that banned travel from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for three months, and indefinitely suspended travel from Syria. All the banned countries have Muslim-majority and have refugee populations of varying sizes.
Amidst all the criticisms, a tweep has an advise for Ivanka and her dad. He wrote:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the United Nations right chief denounced the ban imposed on some Muslims-majority countries by President Trump as “mean-spirited” and illegal under international human rights law. Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein had said the “Discrimination on nationality alone is forbidden under human rights law.
Legit.ng gathered that the government of Saudi Arabia has amended its laws to allow women travel abroad without permission from their guardians, a condition that had faced heavy criticisms. It was also learnt that the government also approved amendments to the laws in relation to travel documents and civil status. This would now make it easier for women, over the age of 21, to secure passports that would enable them travel without permission from their guardians.
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