Islamophobia

Here Comes Trump’s Muslim Ban, With Exceptions for His Own Business

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Trump is expected to sign an executive order tomorrow that will restrict the acceptance of refugees and even limit travel from a list of countries that are predominately Muslim.

It's the list of countries that aren't included that may or may not surprise you.

Sources briefed on the draft executive order said the list of countries targeted is not yet finalized, but those under consideration ― Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen ― are all Muslim-majority nations. Trump vowed last year to suspend immigration from “terror-prone regions” as one of his first moves.

Trump does not own property in any of those countries, but he owns property in other countries within the same region such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Turkey.

Trump wouldn't want to discourage wealthy people in those countries from staying in his hotels, would he?

The exclusion of Saudi Arabia is particularly galling given that the majority of the the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi citizens. The inclusion of Iraq in the list is also incredibly irresponsible given that American forces are engaged in Iraq right now in the fight to purge ISIS. Trump just sent ISIS and leaders across the entire region, even our allies, more reasons to oppose him.

Some of the most high profile terrorist attacks in recent years weren't committed by anyone hailing from this region. A string of attacks in Europe from France to Germany have been carried out by local citizens. Turkish nationals have also carried out a series of major attacks in recent months, but Turkey didn't make Trump's list.

Again, I'd like to know who within the Trump regime is leaking these draft orders to the press.

  • Badgerite
  • Badgerite

    I’m so angry I could punch a Neo Nazi. Instead….I signed up for emails from Stand Up Republic. A organization of bipartisan concern for the republic by Evan McMullin.
    I’m in.

  • Groundloop

    “Again, I’d like to know who within the Trump regime is leaking these draft orders to the press.”

    To borrow a trope from Wonkette.com, AOT,K? (All Of Them, Katie?).

    Based on that report from WaPo a couple of days ago, at this point there are a dozen or more sources for these leaks, and I think we can expect that number to grow.

  • muselet

    Stupid. Cruel. Short-sighted. Ham-fisted. A self-inflicted wound in the making.

    I fear I’m going to be using those descriptions a lot over the next four years.

    –alopecia

    • Georgie

      In short, he is a хуй.

      • muselet

        Google Translate just gagged on that. A little help, please?

        –alopecia

        • Georgie

          a dick, that was pretty funny, “gagged on it” lol.

          • muselet

            Hand on heart, I had no idea what хуй means when I typed my earlier—and surprisingly appropriate—response. Now it seems like the most appropriate word in any language to describe Donald Trump.

            –alopecia

          • Georgie

            Your heart knew…

    • Scopedog

      I think we all will.

      And I’m guessing this meme is going to be used a lot, especially against those purist idiots who just had to go third party to assuage their moral purity…

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/27ebde744d73f910c9b450ad74297392d8a297cc5fb23bc0166c80ea96d14a72.gif