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Trump criminalises the Muslims Obama bombed

by | 30th, January 2017

President Trump’s executive order on Muslim migration, stopping all refugee admissions and barring people for 90 days from entering the US from seven Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen- is illiberal, wrong and harmful.

There’s a grim irony in a US ban on refugees fleeing destruction and depravation in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and other countries America has done so much to destabilise. The US, under the Obama administration, was happy to sell arms to its ‘special’ Saudi Arabian ally and back a Saudi-led coalition attacking Yemen that has  killed 131 people at a wedding and 140 civilians at a funeral .

Now Trump’s America has made you a criminal for having been born in a place riven by war. You were not an innocent victim of a bomb ‘Made In America’. You were a suspect.

If America ever stood for anything, it never stood for anything so ignoble. For a man who professed to epitomise a rebellion against the elite, Trump’s sure got it in to for the ordinary citizens of those countries. If you’re an Iranian diplomat, you’re ok. The travel ban does not not extend to you. Trump supporters should consider that.

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