Twitter User Puts President Trump's Tweet About Worshipping God In Perfect Perspective

"CAN I GET AN ALLAHU AKBAR!"

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump blasted off a controversial tweet imploring his fellow Americans to worship God, not the government.

"IN AMERICA WE DON'T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT - WE WORSHIP GOD!" he wrote in all caps. 

Linked in the tweet was a video from a recent Youngstown, Ohio rally where he delivered the same message to some 8,000 supporters. 

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While the president was retweeted over 32,000 times, it also drew some controversy because of its implications. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution says Americans can worship any God they want, but are also free to not worship any God at all. A recent study showed that the number of atheists in America may be way higher than previously thought: as many as 26 percent of Americans said the statement "I do not believe in God" was a true statement about themselves.

One Twitter user named Hend Amry, once described as the "Queen Of Muslim Twitter,"  responded to Trump's tweet with a facetious "CAN I GET AN ALLAHU AKBAR," which means Allah is great in Arabic. Amry is a Libyan woman who frequently goes viral for her snarkiness on Twitter that simultaneously works to educate people who come across it.

"Libyans generally have a very developed, albeit dark, sense of humor," she once told The Tempest. "I don't know if this coping mechanism only emerged as a result of decades of dictatorial rule and economic hardship, or if it has been a social attribute well before, but I'm thankful that social engagement was just the norm in my family and community."

It has already been re-tweeted more than 30,000 times. 

Cover photo: Joseph Sohm


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