Donald Trump promised it, and he’s making good on it. Inarguably the President’s most controversial — and to his opponents, legally problematic — position, the so-called “Muslim ban” has largely been implemented via an executive order last Friday. Although the scope of the executive order is not quite as wide as was initially promised, it is a step towards a nationalist immigration policy.
As expected, the leftist opposition exploded in unmitigated fury. Protests sparked across the nation. On Saturday, a federal judge granted an emergency stay of Donald Trump’s executive order, which would, according to CNBC, ” temporarily allow people with valid visas who landed in the U.S. to stay in the country. The American Civil Liberties Union estimates it will affect between 100 and 200 people detained at or in transit to U.S. airports. It will not, however, stay the president’s entire order.”
The concern about the Muslim ban from the leftist perspective is that it is an unconstitutional attack on religious values and national origin. However, former President Jimmy Carter essentially imposed an Iranian ban in the midst of the Iran hostage crisis — a point conceded by liberal news media. The difference, they point out, is that Donald Trump’s Muslim ban impacts the entire religion, and that the religion itself has no connection to terrorism.
This is where the leftist view, poisoned and controlled by the globalist agenda, gets things so intractably wrong. According to former Islamic-apologist Nabeel Qureshi, rather than being a “religion of peace,” Islam is “fundamentally a supremacist, political religion that threatens Western civilization.”
The hypocrisy of course is that the left will trounce on any organization deemed a “hate group” — this often centers around white supremacist organizations which are by default stigmatized by large swathes of Americans. Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, in contrast, invokes religious protectionism. But dig a little deeper as Mr. Qureshi has, who asserts that the same ingredients that indoctrinate young, disenfranchised white men in hate groups are evident in the religion of Islam.
And to the earlier point, the executive order is exactly like the one issued by Jimmy Carter — only this one is an immigration policy that addresses broader challenges. Because of this, broader tools are needed to resolve these challenges.
It is particularly disconcerting that organizations such as the ACLU are more interested in protecting the rights of foreigners as opposed to the rights of Americans. Any immigration policy of any nation is designed to first and foremost benefit the host nation. If no benefit is associated with the immigration policy, there is no requirement that a nation has to be generous with its sovereignty.
Of course, this doesn’t fly with the globalist agenda, which is why President Trump’s Muslim ban is so unpopular. However, in ethnically or culturally homogenous nations like Israel or Japan, it’s just the way that it is. Every nation has a right to determine its demographic composition, and Donald Trump is merely assuring that American immigration policy is an asset, not a liability, to our people.