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Trump Advisor Giuiliani on Muslim Immigrants: ‘It Wouldn’t Be a Ban’

Trump Advisor Giuiliani on Muslim Immigrants: ‘It Wouldn’t Be a Ban’

In 2014, I moved to Pakistan to marry my significant other whom I met in the United Kingdom. We got married in the company of his family and neighbors in Peshawar, where my husband is from.

He and I continued to live in Peshawar with his family until last year, when he finally received his visa to enter the United States. The entire process took several years, required an attorney and wasn’t easy.

A few months after we moved to California on Dec. 7, 2015, Donald Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

The statement was written in a press release on his website, where it remains.

This is more than a slap in the face—this is a complete robbery of civil liberties and the right to freely practice religion. Trump’s peddling of Islamophobia is discrimination at its worst, to say the least.

During the second presidential debate on Oct. 9, 2016, Trump said his policy against Muslims has “morphed into [an] extreme vetting from certain areas of the world.”

This is more than a slap in the face—this is a complete robbery of civil liberties and the right to freely practice religion.

This more recent iteration of his “Muslim ban” revolves around nationality rather than religion. Accordingly, discrimination based on nationality would not contradict the First Amendment’s protection against religious discrimination.

Now that Trump is the president-elect, much speculation has arisen as to how he might implement this proposal and whether or not he would require the approval of Congress.

According to a recent Vox article, the First Amendment would not prevent him from implementing a ban on immigration from certain countries, namely those with links to terrorism such as Pakistan.

Moreover, as legal experts on immigration explained to Vox, he most likely would not need Congress’ approval to block certain people from immigrating into the country.

The Washington Post reported on Sunday that Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani said to CNN’s Jake Tapper, “It wouldn’t be a ban, it would be extreme vetting.”

While the suggested Attorney General explained that Trump had softened his stance on the ban, he specifically pointed to six countries which this would affect: Pakistan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen.

If you or your family happens to be from one of those countries, and you are not citizens of the United States, does that mean that your rights to enter the country will be revoked for the next four years?

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It is mostly speculative at this point, and it is doubtful Trump himself has a solid plan.

This is all very discouraging, but we have nothing to hide. So, if we are to undergo extreme vetting, so be it. Authorities will not find anything. An actual ban based on nationality would be incredibly racist.

But God is greater than this.

And, if the situation gets worse, there’s always Pakistan.

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  • Tell me, what is your solution ?

    I don’t particularly like Trumps solution or means of addressing the issue of Islamism and Jihadist terrorists, however as extreme as it is it is about the only suggestion put forward thus far that seems to have any degree of merit or potential effectiveness. It is in effect just as anywhere in the world would respond to a contagion, isolation of the infected to contain transmission until such time as a cure or treatment can be derived.

    Before you start with the victim card and say Islam(or religion for that matter) is not a disease I’ll reserve the right to disagree but more importantly I would suggest that Islamism is a disease/cancer within Islam that has been around for many centuries but in the last century has grown like a cancer, growing under the cover of moderate Islam.

    More recently that cancer has spawned the secondary cancers of jihadism and fundamentalism.

    Given what goes on in Pakistan, the fact that you consider that to be a viable option compared to the US makes me question your capacity for rational analysis.

  • “This is all very discouraging, but we have nothing to hide. So, if we are to undergo extreme vetting, so be it. Authorities will not find anything “
    Nothing to hide? Authority will not find anything? Being Muslim is enough. You are it. They will find you. Don’t you Muslims ever get it?

    “An actual ban based on nationality would be incredibly racist.”
    So, whats new? What of it? America is the most bigoted prejudiced racist cesspool in the World after Israel and India. Trump is the scum that floated up … there is plenty down under where he came up from.

    “But God is greater than this.
    Nope, not in America. Muslims are less than human in America. Muslims are the children of a lesser God.

    “And, if the situation gets worse, there’s always Pakistan.”
    Yes, indeed. Pakistan is the last refuge for Muslims. Pakistan is Islam’s Impregnable Fortress. Pakistan is formidable. Pakistan is Muslims last stand. Pakistan is Islam’s Ultimate Line in the Sand.

    Pakistan is Allah’s Own!

    Thanks be to Allah for Pakistan.
    Alhamdollilah!

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