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Monday, Mar 6 2017

New Muslim Ban, Same As The Old Muslim Ban, Ineffective, Unnecessary, And Racist

Mar 06, 2017

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on the new version of Donald Trump’s Muslim ban:

“The new ineffective and racist Muslim ban is no different than the old racist and ineffective Muslim ban. Donald Trump is going to terrifying lengths to turn his hate-filled campaign promise to discriminate on the basis of religion into law. The White House has already been told by our own intelligence community this doesn’t make us safer and admitted it wasn’t necessary by delaying its release for political expediency. This regurgitated executive order should be struck down as an executive overreach that threatens our American values.”


December 2015: Donald Trump Announced For A “Total And Complete” Muslim Ban

Trump:  “Donald J. Trump Is Calling For A Total And Complete Shutdown Of Muslims Entering The United States.” “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”  [Donald Trump, Rally, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 12/7/15]

Complete statement from Donald Trump’s campaign website:

Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on. According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population.

Most recently, a poll from the Center for Security Policy released data showing “25% of those polled agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad” and 51% of those polled, “agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah.” Shariah authorizes such atrocities as murder against non-believers who won’t convert, beheadings and more unthinkable acts that pose great harm to Americans, especially women.

Mr. Trump stated, “Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life. If I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again.” – Donald J. Trump

President Trump Called It A Muslim Ban When He Signed It

Trump:  “We’re Going To Have A Very, Very Strict Ban.”  “It’s working out very nicely. You see it at the airports, you see it all over, it’s working out very nicely and we’re going to have a very, very strict ban and we’re going to have extreme vetting which we should have had in this country for many years.” [Donald Trump, Executive Order Signing, Washington, DC, 1/28/17]

Rudy Giuliani Said Trump Asked Him How To Do A “Muslim Ban” Legally Before Signing Executive Order

Giuliani: Trump Asked Me How To Do The “Muslim Ban” Legally. “I’ll tell you the whole history of it. So when [Trump] first announced it, he said, ‘Muslim ban.’ He called me up. He said, ‘Put a commission together. Show me the right way to do it legally.” [Video]

President Trump Continued To Defend His “Ban” Amidst Criticism

Trump:  “We Had A Very Smooth Rollout Of The Travel Ban.”*  “Let me tell you about the travel ban.  We had a very smooth rollout of the travel ban, but we had a bad court.  We got a bad decision. “ [Donald Trump, Press Conference, Washington, DC, 2/16/17]

Trump tweeted statements defending his Muslim ban repeatedly [2:39 PM – 8 Feb 2017; 4:44 PM – 4 Feb 2017; 3:44 PM – 4 Feb 2017; 8:06 AM – 4 Feb 2017; 7:50 AM – 1 Feb 2017; 8:31 AM – 30 Jan 2017]

Senior Advisor Stephen Miller Says New Ban Will Have “Same Basic Policy Outcome”

“Fundamentally, you’re still going to have the same basic policy outcome for the country. But you’re going to be responsive to a lot of very technical issues that were brought up by the court.” [Video, 2/21/2017]


The Court’s Have Already Weighed In: Muslim Ban Is Unconstitutional

HEADLINE: Trump furious after court upholds block on travel ban [CNN, 2/10/17]

HEADLINE: US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban nationwide [AP, 2/3/17]

HEADLINE: Court grants temporary, emergency stay of Trump’s immigration ban [USA Today, 1/28/17]

Intelligence Report Say Muslim Ban Is Ineffective And White House Delays Executive Order for Political Considerations
Report: Donald Trump Rejects Intelligence Report on Travel Ban. According to the Wall Street Journal, “An intelligence report by the Department of Homeland Security contradicts the White House’s assertion that immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries pose a particular risk of being terrorists and should be blocked from entering the U.S…. The report, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, came from Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis. It said that its staff “assesses that country of citizenship is unlikely to be a reliable indicator of potential terrorist activity.” … The compilation and disclosure of an intelligence report so directly at odds with top White House priorities marks an unusually sharp rupture between the administration and career public servants.  [WSJ, 2/24/2017]
CNN: White House Putting “Political Considerations” Ahead of Muslim Ban Executive Order.  Transcript: Poppy Harlow: They were going to announce the new revised travel ban this morning, they are not going to now because of how well the speech went is that right?  Jeremy Diamond: That’s right …. They also want to give the Executive Order its own moment is what an official told me, so certainly there are some political considerations at play there.  That has gotten some blow back from folks who have pointed out that the president in the past had said that this was a national security imperative to sign this executive order as soon as possible and obviously now it seems like some political considerations are coming into play as they look to enjoy this moment and allow the positive coverage of this speech to continue before cutting into that with a really controversial Executive Order. [CNN, 3/1/2017]

Published: Mar 6, 2017

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