On Friday, Donald Trump thought he’d try his hand at fascism and decided to write an Executive Order that bans nationals from several Muslim nations for 90 days.
The countries that are banned include: “Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.” And were labeled “countries of concern.”
The reason for the order is written as such in text:
“To protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States.”
Which is a bunch of bullshit and here’s why — it’s discrimination, that’s all it is. It’s discrimination against Muslims, because Trump even said Christians will get special privileges from abroad. He ordered, “Christians and others from minority religions be granted priority over Muslims.”
“We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas. We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country, and love deeply our people.”
However, here is where Trump is a raging hypocrite — his Muslim ban excludes nations where he has business ties.
According to the NY Daily News:
“… some Muslim countries were spared from the order’s blacklist, even though they have deep-seated ties to terrorism.”
Further, in regards to the nations he did ban, “not a single American was killed on U.S. soil by citizens from any of those countries between 1975 and 2015.” However, when looking at the nations spared from the ban “the same set of statistics show that nearly 3,000 Americans were killed by citizens from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Turkey in the same time period — with the bulk of those killed being victims of the 9/11 attacks. Yet, people from those four countries are still welcome to apply for U.S. visas and travel permits.”
The NY Daily News states:
“Trump’s sprawling business empire — which he has refused to rescind ownership of — holds multi-million dollar licensing and development deals in all of those countries, raising potential conflict of interest concerns and alarming questions over what actually went into the decision process behind Friday’s executive order.”
The nations spared from the ban are as follows:
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
According to the ACLU:
“The ACLU, along with several groups, filed a lawsuit this morning on behalf of two Iraqi men who were en route to the United States on immigrant visas when President Trump issued an executive order banning many Muslims from entering the country.”
Hopefully all of this will be put to a stop soon, because this is not bordering on fascism. It IS fascism.
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