Arabic Twitter praises Trump after bombing of Syrian air force

Concerns about Trump’s statements on Muslims seemed to whither away late Thursday night as Arabs on Twitter celebrated the US bombing of the Syrian air force’s Shayrat airfield.

Trump only took seven months to make a decision. The Arabs had seven years.

The Arabic-language hashtag “America bombs Bashar’s regime” began trending after the attack, with Bashar referring to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

America is more merciful than the butcher Assad.

Trump has always enjoyed some support in segments of Middle Eastern society, but for other reasons, including his criticisms of the Iraq War and US involvement in Syria, as well as his anti-ISIS positions.

The Twitter celebrations by no means represented all of Syria, where Assad maintains considerable support in many of the areas under his control. But they marked a shift in his image in the Arab world.

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One Response to Arabic Twitter praises Trump after bombing of Syrian air force

  1. Michael says:

    Great article

    Liked by 1 person

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