On Sunday, Ivanka Trump “used twitter to wish Muslims “Eid Mubarak,” which translates into “Blessed Feast” a salutation used during the Islam holiday Eid-al-Adha. The Muslim holiday starts at sundown on August 10 until sundown on August 11 and it honors Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Isaac, at God’s command.
Social media users seized the opportunity to remind Trump about her father’s highly protested Muslim travel ban. One Twitter user dubbed her “Nepotism Barbie.” Others accused her of Islamophobia due to her connection to the Trump administration.
Back in 2017, Donald Trump had instituted a Muslim travel ban on visitors and immigrants from many Muslim countries.
Mother Jones editor-in-chief Clara Jeffrey replied to the tweet with, “Your father instituted a Muslim ban.”
“Psst, don’t nobody tell Nepotism Barbie here how her father tried to ban all Muslims from entering the United States,” responded Smirking Chimp blogger Jeff Tiedrich.
Back in 2017, Donald Trump, issued Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” The order read adding, “Deteriorating conditions in certain countries due to war, strife, disaster, and civil unrest increase the likelihood that terrorists will use any means possible to enter the United States.”
The ban was quickly labeled racist, Islamophobic and anti-immigration.
“Imagine being the advisor to the president who created the Muslim ban and tweeting this,” wrote author Molly Jong-Fast
“Your father is bigoted against Muslims of all nationalities,” wrote Justin Hendrix. “Your duplicity is despicable.”
Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism before she married her husband Jared Kushner. Despite the backlash, she was receiving she followed her tweet with another one about the Muslim holiday.
“Wishing you health, happiness, and joy!,” she tweeted Sunday. “From sundown, last night to sundown tonight, Jews around the world observe Tisha B’Av, an annual day of mourning and fast when we remember the destruction of the Temple and other tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people. May all observing experience a meaningful Tisha B’Av.”
Following Trump’s executive order, protests sprang up all across the country. After a 17-month legal battle, the Supreme Court upheld a version of the ban that left Iraq off the list and added North Korea. The ban is still in effect.