I recall back in December 2015, when Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, called for a blanket ban on Muslim immigration.
During this time, I supported Trump’s proposed Muslim ban, and 18 months later, I also support the evolved ban, which has moved to prevent immigration from 7 Islamic countries riddled with terrorism, instead of all 57.
Predictably, Trump has taken tremendous heat both in American media and across the world.
But there are many issues in the arguments of these armchair critics.
First, critics of Trump’s immigration ban generally lack a basic understanding of Islam. Certainly, I am open to debating any idea put forward while discussing how to counter Islamic terrorism.
But without first acknowledging the fact that Islam compels its followers to wage war against disbelievers, and pushes towards establishing Islamic supremacy with the ultimate goal of installing Sharia law, they are unqualified to meaningfully discuss this subject. Because these pundits don’t understand Islam, they are unable to properly comprehend that mass Islamic immigration, is an inherently flawed concept, as Islam is naturally hostile towards Western values. So until I see CNN, or our ABC finally admit this crucial truth, their arguments will be useful as one debating the role of the Pope, without mentioning Catholicism.
Second, critics of Trump’s immigration ban have mischaracterized the ban’s nature, which has been described as ‘racist’ and ‘bigoted’. Worse still, are the insulting misrepresentations, which compare Trump’s refugee ban, and America’s rejection of Jewish migrants before World War Two.
But before World War Two, how many Jews were bombing buildings, attacking civillians, and attempting to overthrow the political order of the United States? It is one thing to help people who are genuinely in need. But there are billions of such people, whether they be in poverty, war, or famine. So since when did it become tolerable for those accepted under the pretense of humanitarian assistance, to continually attack the countries who gave them refuge?
Further, comparing Middle Eastern migrants to the plight of Jews before World War Two is misleading, as it constructs a false narrative regarding Islamic victimhood worldwide. Muslims constitute the majority in 57 countries, and have homelands all over the globe, as opposed to Jews, which before the creation of Israel possessed no country for their own.
Moreover, if Muslims had the monopoly on global victimhood as the mainstream media often claims, and that any restricting of immigration from the Islamic world would border on fascism, then where are the condemnations upon 16 Islamic countries, who all refuse passports to Israeli citizens?
And finally, distressed regressives ignore Trump’s fundamental campaign and inaugural speech promise to the American people: that his major aim for the oval office would be to put ‘America First’.
As in the case of Trump’s ban on immigration from parts of the Muslim world, despite great pressure, Trump has put ‘America First’.
Notwithstanding the thousands of peaceful, well- intending Muslims across America, the US is facing enormous challenges due to Islamic immigration.
As of 2016, there were 900 ‘homegrown isis cases’ under investigation by the FBI. Numerous Islamist terror attacks undertaken in America, have also taken place in recent years. While not all Islamic terrorists are migrants, a sizeable portion are.
Likewise, senior intelligence officials have warned that not all Syrian refugees, can be vetted for terror ties. This confirms the promises of Islamic State to hide would- be jihadists among refugee populations
Undeniably, Islamic immigration to the United States, has created an ever- growing burden on counter- terrorism, in addition to increasing levels of terrorism.
So Trump’s ban on immigration from parts of the Muslim world, is a policy aimed at protecting to the American people.
America already has enough issues with Islamic terrorism. So what good could be brought for the United States to continue to import populations, which have wreaked devastation across the West?
Of course, a ban on immigration from several Islamic countries is not enough alone to solve Islamic terrorism. But Trump’s recent actions are a direct step to contain Islam’s scourge, before further grave consequences are had.