Ban on Muslim countries - does it really make us safe?
False sense of safety?
President Trump just signed an executive order banning immigration from these seven countries - Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.
There is still debate over whether it's fair or not and whether it's humane or not, and humanitarian agencies are fighting that fight.
But following countries are not banned - Pakistan, Lebanon, Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia and they have been involved in terrorism activities in America before. This brings up the question whether this is actually making us safe or if it just establishes a false sense of safety.
Allegedly, Trump has business dealings in the countries not banned. But its also possible that another execute order is on the way. In either case, we should be consistent and honest in our policies to truly make sure that we are safe
Watch the daily show video with a grain of salt
Video from daily show captures these concerns really well, ignore the funny stuff, it may or may not be in bad taste depending on which side we are on of this issue. But the point whether tihis executive order actually does anything or is it just for optics still stands
Daily show video highlighting some of these concerns
Below article from telegraph provides some perspective into the immediate problems people from these 7 countries will run into because of the ban
Article from Telegraph
- Donald Trump bans travellers with visas and green cards from seven Muslim majority countries as righ
Donald Trump was facing a fierce backlash at home and abroad on Saturday following his decision to ban families fleeing the violence in Syria from entering the United States and to temporarily suspend immigration from predominantly Muslim countries.