During Trump's speech announcing his presidential bid back in June, Trump said, "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best... They're brining drugs. They're brining crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people," according to CNN (Zaru 1). More importantly, Trump caters to the idea that Mexicans are criminals who are only known for stealing American jobs and taking money from Americans. According to the 2010 Census data, less educated native born men age 18-39 had an incarceration rate of 10.7 percent, which is more than triple the 2.8 percent rate among foreign-born Mexican men, and five times greater than the 1.7 percent rate among foreign-born Salvadoran and Guatemalan men (Ewing et al. 1). Therefore, the assumptions and fallacies Donald Trump, along with many other GOP presidential candidates spew about Mexicans and illegal immigrants, is far from the truth, seeing as native born men are more likely to commit crimes than immigrants. According to the Washington Post, former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested that Muslims might be dangerous, and even compared Muslim Syrian refugees to dogs, saying, "If there's a rabid dog running around in your neighborhood, you're probably not going to assume something good about that dog. It doesn't mean you hate all dogs, but you're putting your intellect into motion" (Ehrenfreund 4). Subsequently, after terrorist attacks in places such as San Bernardino, California
Donald Trump has voiced his strong opposition to Mexicans being in the United States; he even went as far as proposing the idea of building a wall separating Mexico from the US. According to Forbes’ article written by Dolia Estevez, “he wants to deport 11.3 million undocumented workers, 6 million of which are Mexicans, and strip babies born to undocumented immigrants of their birthright citizenship.”
American Muslims are having their civil rights violated more and more and are constantly being discriminated against. Haddad says that “Post 9/11 American Muslims were linked to enemy others and were expected to prove their loyalty to the nation-state in ways other Americans were not expected to do. The trope of Muslims as enemies within lingers.” The national media still portrays American Muslims as enemies to the United States. These unquestioned beliefs about Muslims leads to Islamophobia and Said says “To most Americans, Islam is nothing but trouble. The use of the label Islam, to either explain or indiscriminately condemn Islam, becomes a form of attack.” Said goes on to say that “Islam is used to define a small portion of extremism instead of the billion Muslims
The latest hot topic when it comes to the Republican candidates for the presidential election is Muslims. From Donald Trump saying we have a “Muslim problem”, to Ben Carson saying Muslims are unfit for office, the attack on Muslims has been a big subject. In this New York Times editorial “The Republican Attack on Muslims”, the author talks about how recently the Republicans were not the nicest when it comes to the Muslim community. Recently, Donald Trump has hinted towards his dislike for Muslims. In a recent interview, the interviewer stated that “we have a problem in this country, it’s called Muslims”, and that our President (who is an American-born Christian) is also a Muslim. When the interviewer asked Mr. Trump when we would get rid of them, he said “We’re going to be looking into that.” Donald Trump has also stated that he thinks Muslims were behind the World Trade Center attacks, which is not true.
Muslims are one of the most marginalized people in the U.S for their beliefs and their religion but after 9/11 discrimination and hate crimes against them had become even worse.Throughout the U.S people have been “Anti-Islam” and believed that the Muslim’s religion is absurd, want muslims to change their beliefs or, leave the country.According to “Anti-Islman Discourse in the United States in the Decade After 9/11:The Role of Social Conservatives and Cultural Politics”by David D.Belt on page 211-212, talks about how a post on Charisma News with an article title “Why I am Absolutely Islamophobic” was urging at the fact that Muslim-Americans needed to be deported as soon as possible ,or go under sterilization.Also Belt talks about one of Bush’s family friend being,Franklin Graham saying that he thinks the muslim’s religion is “very evil “and “wicked”.One last example a man named Gabriel had said Islam is the real enemy of America and that we supposedly “we will be doomed in war if we don’t realize it”. People are so brainwashed it honestly insane and very ignorant at the things people think about Muslims, its barbaric.They believe what Muslims believe in and their religion is wrong and they should switch to “Christianity” because it is the “American way “ or have them deported because the do not belong there and are “terrorist”.
On Trump’s rhetoric of this campaign season, particularly in calling for a ban of Muslims from entering this country, Rubio was asked if this has increased in Islamophobia. “No one should be discriminated in America against their religion or faith,” Rubio responded. “Bottom line is there are millions of patriotic Muslim Americans. Our issue is not with patriotic Muslim Americans, it is with radical Islam.”
During the Donald Trump campaign, he proposed that he would build a wall at the Mexican border to keep immigrants from crossing
Having Steve Bannon in the National Security Council amongst many other decisions Donald Trump has made during his presidency so far has caused a lot of concerns. There can be arguments from Bannon being a white supremacist to the fact that they turned down somebody with experience with cheaper pay for someone who spent their life talking on a radio show with NO experience for a higher pay.
On January 27 Donald Trump signed an executive order on immigration. This order blocked many refugees from coming into the United States. The order also blocks citizens from Muslim countries such as Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the U.S. Donald Trump goal is to protect the U.S through the immigration ban. He saids that with the immigration ban ,the government will be able to review the refugee approval process and add more security measures.
Within the first paragraph it says, “He had even vowed not only to “bomb the sh-t” of the Islamic State fighters in Syria but also to “Take out their families” – another likely war crime.” This would not sit well with some people, some people’s morale conscious would not want this to happen. Just after that it say, “he made his next move, an extraordinary call to bar all Muslims from entering the U.S, including tourists and business travelers, a direct challenge to the nation’s constitutional right to the free exercise of religion.” Banning a certain group from the United States because of their religion I like saying someone cannot come into your house because they are a different skin color, it is just
It is a shock that Donald Trump did not include Saudi Arabia in his immigration ban. The author (Pamela Engel) of an article analyzing his decision is showing that Trump’s immigration ban from 7 Muslim countries does not include Saudi Arabia, the homeland of most of the terrorists of 9/11. She adds, “Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Lebanon were also left off the list” (Engel). This does not fully mean that she shows prejudice against some Arab nationalities, but it also does not mean that she is against racism. From her tone, some people might think that she is unhappy that Trump did not ban immigrants from the other Arab countries. Her opinion remains neutral across the rest of the article. This are was written at 12:10 PM on January