January 31, 2017

Left’s rank hypocrisy over Trump’s “#MuslimBan” that isn’t a Muslim ban at all

Brian LilleyArchive

Worldwide, people are protesting Donald Trump’s 90 day suspension that stops people from seven countries out of nearly 200 in the entire world. On social media, at award shows, in streets and airports, people are complaining about this executive order #MuslimBan, except it isn’t a Muslim ban at all.

Donald Trump has suspended travel for 90 days from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya.

Is this a Muslim ban? Not even close.

Only one of those countries, Iran, is in the top ten of the most populous Muslim countries.

Indonesia isn’t on the list, yet they’re nearly 90 percent Muslim and have more than 200 million people. Pakistan is 96 percent Muslim with 174 million people. All of them can travel to the U.S., as can those from India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco.

This is not a Muslim ban and no amount of yelling that it is will change that.

Many that want to flee to the West from Iraq and Syria are Christians and Yazidis facing genocide at the hands of ISIS. This ban applies to them yet they aren’t Muslim.

Watch as I take a look at the countries on the list and explain why they’re on it.

So is this Executive Order about banning Muslims or keeping America safe?

For those still saying this is a Muslim ban, please explain why Indonesia, Pakistan and all of those other countries with much larger Muslim populations aren’t on the list?

Trump’s plan at this point, is to lift the ban after 90 days when the vetting system for people coming from those countries has improved.

The same can’t be said for the 16 countries that ban Israeli passport holders from entering. Of the seven on Trump's list, six don’t allow Israelis to enter at all! Have you seen any marches, any rants from Hollywood stars over this? Nope. No claims of “Jew Ban”, no trending hashtag over that.

It gets worse though. I travel on a Canadian passport. Even though Canadians are loved around the world and our prime minister, Justin Trudeau, once again tweeted about how diversity is our strength, not everyone sees it that way. If I travel to Israel and then try to enter one of these countries, I'm likely to be denied entry if I’ve been to Israel.

And each of these countries requires a visa to enter which you have to apply for in advance, and they can turn you down for any reason they choose.

Some people seem to think we live in a world of open borders and free flowing travel and it’s only that mean, Donald Trump that wants to change that. But the reality is much more complex, like the fact that the U.S. is still likely to take in 50,000 refugees in 2017, which isn’t too far off President Obama’s average.

But that complicates the situation and doesn’t fit neatly on a sign and might kill the narrative.

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commented 2017-01-31 19:37:20 -0500
It would be so nice if a Democrat were to apply all of the vigorous minutiae involved in delaying appointees, to their immigration system.
commented 2017-01-31 14:57:56 -0500
ABC news has been editorializing instead of bringing the news when it said “Saudi Arabia” is not on the list even though that is where the 911 attackers are from. So what ABC? 911 is old news. This is not about 911. FWIW, I would support a Muslim ban anyhow.
commented 2017-01-31 14:37:36 -0500
Idiot Social Justice Wankers, couldn’t get there own way in the elections, makes them squeal and whimper. They are reacting the same way in the UK, trying to have Trump’s visit to England stopped.

These Low Life Idiots, don’t seem to understand that the Muslims are just part of a 5th column that will kill them all, once they have enough of them in the Country, that they feel brave enough to start the Butchery
commented 2017-01-31 14:07:43 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 32,736 Attacks, 209,889 Killed, 293,516 Injured that we know of.
commented 2017-01-31 13:36:57 -0500
But But, Hollywood elites who live in walled and gated communities and houses where a strange Muslim walking down the street would be arrested in a nanosecond could not be hypocrites. I mean they have privately sponsored and housed so many refugees in their own homes with their large resources haven’t they?
commented 2017-01-31 13:31:38 -0500
Even if it is a muslim ban, so what? Every country has the right to decide who gets in and who doesn’t- if any. Muslims are the elephant in the room that no one wants to see. The evidence is overwhelming that they are the carriers and originators of chaos and killing wherever their numbers exceed 15%.

Would that we had a Conservative leadership hopeful who wold speak this clearly. As much as I have grave reservations about Kelly Leitch, she seems to be the only one who is even close. The rest might as well sit in a circle, hold hands and sing Kumbayah.
commented 2017-01-31 13:28:03 -0500
Edward, the role of the MSM is largely the same as the left in general. They hope to destroy western society and form it in their own image. Kind of like hernia where it is always winter but never Christmas. Was David Horowitz says, “Inside every lefty [MSM or not] is a tyrant screaming to get out”.

Here he is explaining the motivation of the Left. Should be required viewing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBucK8YQf08
commented 2017-01-31 13:28:03 -0500
Edward, the role of the MSM is largely the same as the left in general. They hope to destroy western society and form it in their own image. Kind of like hernia where it is always winter but never Christmas. Was David Horowitz says, “Inside every lefty [MSM or not] is a tyrant screaming to get out”.

Here he is explaining the motivation of the Left. Should be required viewing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBucK8YQf08
commented 2017-01-31 11:41:35 -0500
Mr trump please take over Canada and bitch slap turdo to some muslim shit hole sand pile .
commented 2017-01-31 11:30:26 -0500
Rather than the MSM trying to blame Trump they should be questioning their own role in hyping the whole racist narrative from the outset of the election and not giving a damn about the fall out. The whole race/gender card is two of the left’s most over used accusations they activate during elections to destroy their own fellow Democrats and then move on to work their magic on Republicans. The MSM should not participating in this obvious smear. Sadly the duped public tends to forget those who have been accused of the most heinous acts are more often than not given positions on the team they once deemed unfit or unqualified to hold office. The left needs to drop the act. The show is over and they need to start working with their choreographers on a new routine.
commented 2017-01-31 10:47:55 -0500
Is it Trump’s fault that most of the violence and terrorism in the world just happens to occur in majority muslim countries?
commented 2017-01-31 10:12:55 -0500
Hysteria is the correct word for it Brian – more precisely mass hysteria – and people go into this kind of panic and fear-driven irrationality, when no physical/rational threat is present, if they have been convinced (conditioned) that this phantom menace is real.

- of course in the info age, mass panics and irrational behavior are transmitted through mass media – so if you want to blame the source of this mass hysteria look no further than the venal MSM who have whipped it up and are sustaining it – my observation is that the MSM have gone “full soviet” spewing pure exploitative propaganda – they are responsible for any damage done, and if they are not reined in and stop the maniacal divisive fear mongering, we will see a civil war – which is where the puppet masters of the leftist zombie hordes was going anyway when Trump returned their political power to the people.

I guess their attitude is if they can’t run the house, they may as well burn it down.
commented 2017-01-31 09:59:33 -0500
Good article Brian.
One thing the Lame Left Stream Media and all their dumbed-down followers need to get through their thick heads is nobody from any foreign country has any right to enter Canada or the USA . Its a privilege, if we decide to let them.
commented 2017-01-31 09:43:45 -0500
BRIAN , this is not a Muslim ban , this is a ever growing ban on TRUMP or better translated , a ban on America , which will eventually happen , and then the leftards also will feel the result of that when North America runs out of toilet paper , purple hair dye , bone lip jewelry and pussy hats – their priorities
commented 2017-01-31 09:34:34 -0500
The hyperbole of the left and their MSM lapdogs is transparent and will backfire on them. Oh…the horror….the horror…!