Enraged at Trump, Nazareth’s Muslim mayor bans traditional Christmas celebrations
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Jihad Watch : Now that President Trump has shown that he will not submit to
intimidation over Jerusalem, Islamic supremacists are trying a new
tactic to bring him to heel: intimidation.
“Christmas Is Canceled: Nazareth’s Muslim Mayor Bans Traditional
Christmas Celebrations in Christ’s Childhood Home,” by Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, December 16, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): The Muslim mayor of Nazareth has cancelled traditional
outdoor songs and plays celebrating Christmas in the city where Jesus
spent his childhood.
Mayor Ali Salam, who once made the curious boast
that U.S. President Donald Trump “learned everything from me” about how
to win elections, indicated that he was punishing local and visiting
Christians as revenge for the President’s decision to officially
recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “Our message is we love Jerusalem, we’ll never abandon you under any circumstances,” Salam declared.
“Our identity and faith aren’t up for debate … The decision [by
Donald Trump about Jerusalem] has taken away the joy of the holiday, and
we will thus cancel the festivities this year.” While Nazareth is located within Israel proper rather than
Palestinian Authority territory in Gaza and the West Bank, a majority of
its inhabitants are Arabs with Israeli citizenship. At a little over 30 per cent of the population, Christians are a
significant minority — but are dominated by the Muslim majority which
voted Salam into power.
Nevertheless, the local administration has already walked back
his aggressive position somewhat, conceding “there are commercial
interests of the city and we are used to hundreds of thousands [of
Christians] coming for this season.” Some elements of the traditional celebrations will therefore go
ahead, such as the Christmas market and a parade on December 23rd — but
the singing performances and outdoor plays which usually mark the season
will be prohibited.
According to the Bible, the city of Nazareth is where the archangel
Gabriel told the Virgin Mary she would bear the Saviour, making it one
Christianity’s holiest sites