Trump’s Muslim ban on refugees from majority Muslim countries that isn’t a Muslim ban or any ban, and Trump Supporters’ hate crimes against Muslims from the Middle East who were Hindus from India
(02-25-2017, updated 07-12-2018) Trump has ordered a ban on refugees from majority Muslim countries, although it’s either a ban or not, and a Muslim ban or not, at different times of day, depending on what Trump has last heard Sean Hannity call it on Fox “News”, maybe? It’s anyone’s guess. The purpose of whatever it is seems to be to keep America safe from Muslim extremists who aim to kill us. However, no refugees from those countries have killed anyone in America in at least twenty years.
American extremists, on the other hand, have murdered, injured and harassed plenty of Muslims in America. The latest incident of hate crimes against Muslims: A white American male–no doubt a ‘real American’–shot and killed one man and injured two others, because two of them looked to him to be Middle-Eastern. “Get out of my country!” he yelled before he shot them. The two men whom the killer thought were Middle-Eastern were in fact Indian or Indian-American. Not that that’s relevant. Clearly nobody with dark hair, dark eyes and brown skin is safe anymore. He shot the third man when he tried to intervene.
I’m screaming in my head half the time, lately, and I’m not even personally affected by any of it. I can’t begin to imagine what the families of the victims are going through right now. And I’m afraid that hate crimes against Muslims and any minorities by Trump supporters are only going to increase.
Apart from issuing his Muslim ban and then denying that it is one, Trump is silent. Considering that he usually jabbers like a syphilitic monkey, his consistent silence when it comes to hate crimes is loud and clear. Trump supporters, your president supports you right back.
I’m a humanist — at least I try to be most of the time, but fuck that right now. Thrice-used ass-wipes like this latest killer and everyone who thinks like him are write-offs. Fuck trying to understand them. Just impeach Trump already and drive these imbeciles back under their rocks! And I suggest we start calling these Trump supporters who commit hate crimes against Muslims and others what they are: Trump extremists.
(This post was first published on the blog Resident Alien: Being Dutch in America, under the title: “I’m At a Loss For a Title Today”, 02-25-2017)
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