THE chairman of the Islamic Society of the Philippines, Al Tillah, called on Muslim Filipinos to unite against Donald Trump who had earlier said that Muslims should not be allowed in the United States.
“I call on all my Muslim brothers in the Philippines to text and write and call all Muslim embassies to declare Donald Trump persona non grata and to ban entry in their countries of Trump’s businesses and his products,” Tillah, former Tawi-tawi governor, said.
He issued the statement after Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, said all Muslims should be temporarily barred from entering the US.
Trump was miffed when Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal branded him a disgrace and said he should pull out of the presidential race.
“Dopey Prince Alwaleed Talal wants to control our US politicians with daddy’s money. Can’t do it when I get elected,” Trump wrote on Twitter, in the same typically confrontational fashion that has been the earmark of his bombastic presidential campaign.
“You are a disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America,” Alwaleed had tweeted to Trump, referring to the Republican Party.
“Withdraw from the US presidential race as you will never win.”
Alwaleed, a member of the Saudi royal family, chairs Kingdom Holding Co. The diversified firm’s interests include US-banking giant Citigroup.