The Trump/Pence Regime on Muslims

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Updated August 17, 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.”
  • The number of hate crimes against Muslims in the first half of 2017 spiked 91% compared to the first half of 2016. There were 66 attacks on mosques in the U.S. in that period—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.”
  • In August, an IED exploded at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, as people were preparing for morning prayers.
  • A Muslim cemetery in Castle Township, Minnesota, was vandalized with swastikas and graffiti saying “leave u r dead.”





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