Muslim Ban


Based on this list it seems more realistic to ban armed toddlers than Muslim immigrants but when it comes to fear and bigotry, facts don’t actually matter.

If you somehow missed it,  POTUS signed an executive order on Friday night banning people from 7 Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States. This may appear vaguely reasonable (or at least not absurd and outrageous) if it weren’t for the following fact

Between 1975 and 2015, foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen killed exactly zero Americans on U.S. soil, according to an analysis of terror attacks by the Cato Institute.   [X]



So, one major issue, this seems like an extreme overreach for a nonexistent problem.

Worse though, is the fact that POTUS excluded from the ban, Middle Eastern countries where he has business ties.


Red -> Banned countries, Yellow -> Countries where POTUS has business ties [X]

Additionally, this ban affects legal residence who have been living in the US for years. It cancels green cards and visas from those countries. To get either of those you have to go through a strict vetting process.

This ban is also inhumane and cruel because it indefinitely blocks the entrance of Syrian refugees.

Not only are these Syrian refugees not terrorists, but they are fleeing the brutal state terrorism of the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and the brutal non-state terrorism of ISIS. [X]

They are VICTIMS.

Victims who are tirelessly vetted before resettling.

Anne Richard, a senior US State Department official, testified at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing in November 2015 that any Syrian refugee trying to get into the United States is scrutinized by officials from the National Counterterrorism Center, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, State Department and Pentagon.

They must also give up their biometric data — scans of their retinas, for instance — submit their detailed biographic histories and submit to lengthy interviews. These refugees are also queried against a number of government databases to see if they might pose a threat — and the whole process takes two years, sometimes more.
Leon Rodriguez, the director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, who also testified at the November 2015 hearing, said that of all the tens of millions of people who are trying to get into the United States every year, “Refugees get the most scrutiny and Syrian refugees get the most scrutiny of all.”
By contrast, Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe do not go through anything like the rigorous process experienced by those who are coming to the States, and the volume of Syrians fleeing to Europe is orders of magnitude larger than it is to the United States. [X]

National Security Advisor and Raging Islamophobe

I’ve already posted about Michael Flynn but here is some additional documentation of his islamophobia and overt racism.

In a speech he made in Massachusetts in August:

“Our country was built upon the foundation of Judeo-Christian principles, values, norms. We should fight this idea of this imposition of Sharia law into our system. And believe me, folks, it is happening.

All you have to do is go and look up something called ‘the American laws for American courts.’ I don’t know if it’s happening up here in Massachusetts, it’s happening in other states. I have had people in the media, mainstream media, say, ‘oh, that’s all a conspiracy, it’s a lie.’

No, in the state Florida. The state of Florida, they have 36 senators at the state level. 36 senators at the state level. 12 of them are Democrats, the Republicans hold the majority in the Florida state senate. All 12 Democrats, all 12 Democrats voted to impose Shariah law at the local and state level. Now, it was beaten because the Republicans are in charge. I’m telling you, this is ‘American laws for America’s courts.'” [This is super untrue btw]

To clarify, Sharia law is the religious law followed by members of the Islamic faith. It is not a forced conversion to Islam or a requirement for non Muslims to practice the faith.

You can read about the actual legislation this outrageous claim originated from here.

I leave you with another lovely quote from the same speech

“We are facing another ‘ism,’ just like we faced Nazism, and fascism, and imperialism and communism. This is Islamism, it is a vicious cancer inside the body of 1.7 billion people on this planet and it has to be excised.”

Yeah, he is saying that a religion practiced by over a billion people is on the level of Nazis. Nice fella.

[Summarized from PolitiFact]


Mike Flynn, National Security Advisor



Joined in chants of “Lock her up” at the RNC

has called President Obama “a liar” and troubled some former colleagues with his partisan political work


His behavior and a string of controversial and dark statements about Islam, among other topics, have alarmed many of his former colleagues. [Source]