Muslim Registration. With The Recent 2016 Presidential

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Muslim Registration
With the recent 2016 presidential election there has been an uproar regarding if Muslims should have to register. This is not the first time in American History where rights of citizens have been altered for someone else’s benefit and it certainly won’t be the last if something isn’t done. America’s new President Elect Trump talked about certain regulations he was going to have on Native or Immigrant Muslims because of the anti-terrorist movement that America is currently in right now. The message he presented as a presidential candidate suggested the acts he will likely try to pursue once in power, making person’s who are Muslim cautious and worrisome about changes to come and injustices being put upon them.
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was founded by immigrants and, with the exception of indigenous people, every person living in the U.S. is an immigrant or a descendant of an immigrant” (Dakwar 50). Knowing what people know about the origins of America, not allowing Muslim people or Syrians as a whole to take refuge makes Americans the hypocrisy of society. “Discriminating so overtly by religion, barring 1.6 billion people from entering the country, would be inconsistent with America’s rejection of religious discrimination and place the United States firmly outside international law, putting it in conflict with the founding charter of the United Nations and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights” (Abramsky 72). By not allowing the same thing to happen that founded the country they live in, Americans are effectively tearing down the system and the beliefs that they created. Dakwar reasonably and accurately states the product of the demise of this system, “Yet every new wave of immigrants has faced fear and hostility, especially during times of economic hardship, political turmoil, or war” (50). Not only is there a general message showing through that clearly represents the negative effects that can come of beliefs and taking action based on these principles, there are also specific examples of disasters that came about from similar situations. If anything, society should take something from history and learn from it, as that’s the only way to

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