Given the plethora of threads on Islam, Mr Trump, and related matters, such as travel bans, I thought it might be of interest to some who post here to note that, regrettably, Mr Trump has just put an end to a tradition of hosting a dinner for Muslim dignatories, diplomats, legislators, and others at the White House to celebrate Eid (the feast that marks the close of Ramadan). Inexplicably, this decision does not seem to have been covered or reported in the US media, although it has been widely reported abroad. In recent times, this tradition had been started - or resurrected - by Hillary Clinton, in 1996, when she was First Lady and Bill Clinton served as President, although, it may be worth noting that the first such 'iftar' meal had been hosted by Thomas Jefferson in December 1805. To his credit, this tradition was continued by George W Bush each year he served as president, most famously shortly after 9/11 (the fact that the beginning and end of Ramadan are defined by the phases of the moon - the new moon - means that the actual time when Ramadan falls changes each year), when he remarked at the dinner that the fight was against terrorism, not Islam. Needless to say, Mr Obama continued with this tradition, and it had been an annual part of the calendar of the White House until this year.