The Trump/Pence Regime on Muslims

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July 11, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper |



Muslims and refugees are full human beings, not people to be shunned, banned, and cast out to be swallowed up by oceans and wars.

The Trump/Pence Regime on Muslims:

What they have done

  • Imposed significant parts of a Muslim ban that bars people from 6 Muslim-majority countries and all refugees from entering the U.S.
  • To get around the obstacles put up by some courts to the Muslim ban, instituted “extreme vetting” that especially targets people entering the U.S. from Muslim-majority countries.
  • After the initial Muslim ban, Trump fired the acting attorney general for refusing to defend the ban.
  • Trump said nothing when a 17-year-old abaya-wearing Muslim girl, Nabra Hassanen, was kidnapped after leaving a Virginia mosque and battered to death with a metal bat.
  • Trump appointed as his chief of strategy Steve Bannon, who sees America and the “Christian West” as being locked in an existential struggle with the Muslim world and non-European/dark-skinned people generally.
  • Wisconsin sheriff David Clarke—a fascist—who spoke at the Republican Convention called for intensified surveillance of Muslim communities.

What they said they will do

  • ICE is targeting immigrants from Muslim-majority countries named in Trump’s original Muslim ban. In July, at least 114 Iraqi immigrants in Detroit—nearly all Chaldean Christians from Iraq—were rounded up in an ICE raid.
  • ICE has announced that they have a list of 1,444 “deportable” Iraqis that they fully intend to go after, arrest and deport—as well as 4,801 Somali immigrants on the same list.
  • When the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated significant parts of Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0 in June, Neil Gorsuch, appointed to the Court by Trump, joined two others in an opinion declaring the ban should be restored in full—in anticipation of the Court considering the question in the fall.

What they have unleashed nationally

  • Fascists rallied in dozens of cities across the country on June 10 in what they called a “March Against Sharia,” a major leap in the normalization of anti-Muslim bigotry.
  • A Trump supporter in Portland, Oregon, murdered two Good Samaritans who came to the aid of women he was threatening because one wore a hijab. He shouted, “Muslims should die.” It took Trump 4 days to tweet that the attack was “unacceptable.”
  • Hate crimes against Muslims have escalated. In the first half of 2017, there were 53 attacks on mosques in the U.S.—compared to 84 for the whole of last year.
  • A white man set fire to a convenience store in St. Lucie, Florida, in March while shouting “run the Arabs out of the country,” because he thought it was owned by Muslims (the owner is actually from India).
  • A woman walking on a Milwaukee street in April was confronted by a man who pulled up to her in a car, demanded that she remove her hijab, pulled her to the ground, and slashed at her clothes with a knife.
  • A worker at a Middle Eastern restaurant in Salem, Oregon, was attacked by a white man wielding a pipe and yelling “Get out of America” and “Arab, you need to leave.”





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