The Witch Hunt Against Muslims After 9/11 Since the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001, Muslims throughout the United States have been mistreated, discriminated against, and have been placed into false stereotypes. As most Muslims are simple, harmless citizens, this has caused a hysteria in which many people have
Much like many white people in the South believed black protestors had no right to infiltrate their cities in the 1960s, a large number of Americans are against the idea of letting refugees or anyone that follows a strongly stereotyped religion into their country. However, like King says, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (78). Over the course of history, the United States have established themselves as a major power with the intentions of helping others. Whether the tactics for this have actually been successful in the past is a different discussion, but if the motives are pure, then this country has a moral and ethical obligation to help those in need. In this case, that would mean allowing these refugees into the country and not continuing to stigmatize an entire group of people any further. This country turned away refugees during World War II, and a portion of them were killed in the Holocaust. The exact same thing could potentially happen if these refugees and muslims are banned from traveling into the United States.
The Travel Ban marks a major turning point in the policies on immigration in the United States. Due to increased terrorist attacks and illegal immigrant numbers rising, it is believed that temporarily banning immigrants from particular countries is key to ensuring safety within the United States. Though many have expressed their concern towards the ban because of its similarity to previous discriminatory and unconstitutional acts. The ban has even been referred to as the “Muslim Ban”.
"As a result of these differing opinions, many individuals fear they may be denied entry to the country in the future. This is especially true during times of war, as the goverment did prohibit Chinese laborers from entering the country in the 1800s and also allow Japanese-Americans to be put into internment camps during World War II. As many are now saying America is in a war against Islamic extremists, this could lead to certain groups, such as Muslims, from being banned legally," Munsey
The First Amendment was created in a way, to ensure that all those who seek freedom, in speech, press, religion, and assembling can do so. However, recently freedom of religion has not been fully secured. For instance, there has been bans against immigrants sorely because of their religion stereotype. Something
Back in 2015, Republican Party nominee Trump made his opinion known about his proposals to temporarily ban immigration in the United States. In a press release statement, Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on." I see what Trump reasoning is and I think it could be reasonable, but I believe it is still unconstitutional. The Seattle federal judge that suspended Trump’s order, Gordon, states that “the court concludes that the government’s reasons, as provided in the [executive order], are facially legitimate are bona fide but unconstitutional.” I am somewhat in agreement about the ban being reasonable, but you can not say that people from a religion are considered “terrorist” or associate a religion with “terrorist” or terrorism, which Trump is doing. However, although he has a good reasoning it is not enough, because a good purpose doesn’t make anything
Introduction Imagine being a parent at an airport waiting to go see your kids but then all of the sudden you can't pass through the gates, why? Well, because the current president Donald Trump banned 7 nations from entering the United States. What do you do now? That's how frustrated
Logan J.W. Benson Changes to the US Foreign Policy Since 9-11 What the United States was looking for post 9-11 was a quick fix that would work to heal all of those that live in this country. What we ended up learning that just because the fix is quick, it may not
According to a Family Nurse Practitioner, Terry McCleary, since President Trump’s election, “There have been fewer and fewer new Mexican immigrants coming to my clinic.” This is probably happening because a lot of the Mexican immigrants in the US are illegal immigrants, and now they have gone back to their original country mostly because they are scared of being deported. I noticed that Muslim countries are such a big topic these days, when just a few years ago the Muslim immigrant population was not very popular. Now there are a large number of immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala in the Bay Area. They have come to escape from the violence in their countries. Studies indicate that there are now mostly immigrants from India, China, and South America in the US. Ever since President Trump was elected, there has been so much communication about muslims coming into the country. The thought of Muslim immigrants coming to the US has a whole new viewpoint. According to the article from the Boston Globe, “Trump suspended the admission from other countries for 120 days and suspended the entry of citizens from seven muslim countries for 90 days”. This action demonstrates that President Trump thinks that Muslim immigrants to us are a big threat to our country. I believe that this a bias ban because it prevents mostly non-criminals from coming here.
America has been a proud nation and has always allowed immigrants from all over the world to come in. President Donald Trump has been working on trying to keep America safe, so he is trying to send away potential terrorist immigrants, such as Syrian Refugees, because he believes that this will stop all terrorist attacks on America. Trump signed three executive orders during the week of January 23, which threatened the rights of the immigrants and refugees that would want to go to America. There are 51 Muslim-majority countries and territories and Trump placed travel limits on seven of them (Murdock, 1). There has been a concern for stricter border laws. There are 205 million people affected by this and 1 billion people not affected by this
Islamophobic Profiling Legendary boxer and famous figure for the Muslim community, Muhammad Ali once said: “The word 'Islam ' means 'peace. ' The word 'Muslim ' means 'one who surrenders to God. ' But the press makes us seem like haters.” As Ali points out the United
We live in frightening times where our safety is always in question. Especially in recent years, events such as 9/11 or the Paris bombings have sent major alarms to political leaders that a change is necessary. What have the national leaders come up with though; a travel law that stops citizens from Muslim majority countries from entering the United States. We have to ponder the question; is it right to punish a large group of people just from the actions of a small few? Furthermore, do people that are innocent deserve to be punished just because they look like the “bad guys”? We pride ourselves in the belief that America is the country where “all men are created equal” (Declaration of Independence). However, If we stop people from entering our country because they are different, aren’t we doing the exact opposite of what the founding
The travel ban is an executive order which was put into place by President Donald Trump’s administration on January 27th, 2017. The order was put into place for our national security to “protect the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States.” This measure banned travel into the U.S. for 90 days from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. This obviously sparked an outcry from social media, which caused a divide among Americans. With a show of hands, how many of you think that the travel ban is actually a ban on Muslim refugees and that it is racist. Recent polls show that 57% of Americans favor the temporary ban while 33% are opposed to it, and 10% are still undecided. Racism, fascism, and Islamophobia; these words have all taunted supporters of President Trump and the travel ban. The one thing people don’t realize is that the travel ban isn’t banning Muslims from America. Who in the room can name the top 5 countries with the most Muslims. They are Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nigeria. Not one of these countries are listed in the ban. This ban is only for only ninety days, and is aimed at countries who have sent a large contingency of terrorists to the U.S. The countries selected have active terrorist training camps, and Trump is not the individual who selected the countries on the list. These countries are unstable, with no reliable vetting procedures. We shouldn’t admit people until they can meet our security screening standards.
I do agree with your ideology that guns have had astounding advance, however I personally feel as though the issue is the assailants not the inanimate object. A farmer's usage of a firearm and gun being occupied by a thief, are two completely different uses of the same object. Banning guns from civilians of use it out of necessity will create anti-American views since it will affect them drastically.
Travel Ban Be it resolved that the United States fully repeals the travel ban due to the discriminatory effects it has on some people. The travel ban is a terrible executive order that was put into place by President Trump on january 27th of 2017. The travel ban was put into place to protect the United States by not allowing any citizen from seven muslim countries to enter. These seven countries are; Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. These countries were targeted due to supposed risks of these countries harboring extremists groups such as Isis or Al-qaeda. According to the article “Trump's executive order: Who does travel ban affect?,” by BBC News, “ The travel ban suspensions the US refugee program for 120 days, places and indefinite ban on Syrian refugees and suspends all visas of incoming immigrants of the seven banned countries” (BBC News). The seven countries are heavily muslim, however most of the people in these countries are no threat to the United States in any way. Why is the United States completely discriminating the islamic religion when we are founded on the basis of religious freedom. Not everyone who is muslim is a terrorists so why are we punishing a lot of good people for the actions of very few. Most of the terrorist attacks that have happened since 9/11 have been carried out by a U.S citizen, so are we going to start deporting all muslim U.S citizens? The islamic religion is not the problem it's the radicalistic idea that some people