Arabs online are thanking “Abu Ivanka al-Amreeki” aka President Donald Trump for the brave move of his strike against Syria. His new nickname, Abu Ivanka, is being used as a sign of endearment and deference.
The nickname means “Father of Ivanka, the American,” and is used to refer to him with great respect and praise after the United States military action he ordered against a government waging biological warfare on its own people.
One person even went so far as to give this picture President Trump an Arab style makeover, giving him a hat that is similar in appearance to a fez, with the words “We love you.” across the image. There might be some nay-sayers about the President’s actions as of late, but he saved a nation of people and they are all grateful to him for his act of heroism.
Fifteen warplanes that would have killed thousands of Syrians” were destroyed, one user said, changing his Facebook profile picture to an amalgam of Trump’s face, the American flag, and the Arabic words: “We love you.”
A media activist in Idlib wanted to see more action, calling on the US president to keep going and “hit Assad down”. And while some said they “never thought” this day would come, they thanked Trump for doing “what no cowardly Arab ruler could do”.
“Hope is slowly returning to our hearts. Thank you, Trump,” one Syrian posted. “For the first time in six years, the Assad regime has been held accountable for its crimes,” a London-based Syrian said. A Houston-based Syrian Facebook user shared an image of love for the US president.