The Muslim ‘Ban’


Looking at the BBC frontpage there are endless reports linked to the Trump immigration action and yet not a lot of actual facts.  Pretty much a fact free zone…much like this story about Mo Farrah….a full-on British citizen so really should have no trouble entering the US…but the BBC works it into a scandal…Mo is upset…he’s an ‘alien’…

“On 1 January this year, Her Majesty The Queen made me a Knight of the Realm. On 27 January, President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien.”

The BBC is telling us that Trump is banning ‘Muslims’…but fairly obviously he is not…just stopping people from certain countries, as defined as being of concern by Obama, from travelling…and it is not a ‘ban’ fullstop, but a temporary, as we always knew, measure that is intended to allow more secure vetting to be implemented.  The BBC is once again involved in stirring up Muslim anger and deliberately creating a narrative that invents a grievance that will be exploited by terrorists.

Obama already restricted travel from these countries but in a below the liberal radar deception and he deported thousands of immigrants back across the border…from ABC News….

Obama Has Deported More People Than Any Other President

President Barack Obama has often been referred to by immigration groups as the “Deporter in Chief.”

Between 2009 and 2015 his administration has removed more than 2.5 million people through immigration orders, which doesn’t include the number of people who “self-deported” or were turned away and/or returned to their home country at the border by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

And note…91% of those removed in 2015 were criminals…in other words Trump was correct when he complained about criminals coming across the border as migrants…

In fiscal year 2015, 91 percent of people removed from inside the U.S. were previously convicted of a crime.


Obama set in motion the travel ban from certain countries for refugees….

From WND:

Although the Obama administration currently[2015] refuses to temporarily pause its Syrian refugee resettlement program in the United States, the State Department in 2011 stopped processing Iraq refugee requests for six months after the Federal Bureau of Investigation uncovered evidence that several dozen terrorists from Iraq had infiltrated the United States via the refugee program.

The terrorists were not taken into custody until 2011. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. State Department stopped processing refugee requests from Iraqis for six months in order to review and revamp security screening procedures:

As a result of the Kentucky case, the State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011, federal officials told ABC News – even for many who had heroically helped U.S. forces as interpreters and intelligence assets. One Iraqi who had aided American troops was assassinated before his refugee application could be processed, because of the immigration delays, two U.S. officials said. In 2011, fewer than 10,000 Iraqis were resettled as refugees in the U.S., half the number from the year before, State Department statistics show.

Trump’s law refers to Obama’s definition of which countries are of concern….

I hereby proclaim that the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12), would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend entry into the United States, as immigrants and nonimmigrants, of such persons for 90 days from the date of this order.

Obama’s administration made the “Muslim ban” possible and the media won’t tell you…

In February 2016 “The Department of Homeland Security today announced that it is continuing its implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 with the addition of Libya, Somalia, and Yemen as three countries of concern, limiting Visa Waiver Program travel for certain individuals who have traveled to these countries.” It noted “the three additional countries designated today join Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Syria as countries subject to restrictions for Visa Waiver Program travel for certain individuals.” It was the US policy under Obama to restrict and target people “who have been present in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, at any time on or after March 1, 2011 (with limited government/military exceptions).” This was text of the US Customs and Border Protection in 2015 relating to “the Visa Waiver Program and Terrorist Travel Protection Act of 2015“. The link even includes the seven nation list in it: “Iraq, Syria, Iran, SUdan, Somalia or Yemen.”  And the media knew this back in May 2016 when some civil rights groups complained about it. “These restrictions have provoked an outcry from the Iranian-American community, as well as Arab-American and civil-liberties groups, who say the restrictions on dual nationals and certain travelers are discriminatory and could be imposed against American dual nationals.”

Obama didn’t explicitly ban travel from these countries he merely imposed restrictions that meant travel might well be impossible…

DHS remains concerned about the risks posed by the situation in Syria and Iraq, where instability has attracted thousands of foreign fighters, including many from VWP countries. Such individuals could travel to the United States for operational purposes on their own or at the behest of violent extremist groups.

The U.S. Congress shares this concern, and on December 18, 2015, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2016, which includes the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). The Act, among other things, establishes new eligibility requirements for travel under the VWP. These new eligibility requirements do not bar travel to the United States. Instead, a traveler who does not meet the requirements must obtain a visa for travel to the United States, which generally includes an in-person interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

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7 Responses to The Muslim ‘Ban’

  1. john in cheshire says:

    Among all the websites that I visit is one called Ars Technica. It sometimes has an interesting, to me, article but tonight has been an eye opener and a disappointment. There is an article about President Trump’s ban on muslims from certain countries from entering the USA. Without exception all the comments are exhbiting the Pavlovian response of the collectivists. I hadn’t realised that Ars Technica is part of the brainwashed Collectivist hive. Any future visits I make to this site will now be tinged with suspicion of what they are telling me and why they want me to know it because I no longer trust them.


    • GCooper says:

      What we are witnessing here is a perfect example of how powerful and dangerous the MSM still is. Amid all the understandable celebrations of Brexit and President Trump’s election, some people were prophesying what they claimed was the imminent demise of the MSM. I felt then, and am sure now, that this was premature.

      The MSM still reaches far, far more people than blogs and many are conditioned to accept what it tells them, almost without question.

      The fight is still very much on.


  2. Owen Morgan says:

    Given the example of Lee Harvey Oswald, a US emigrant to the Soviet Union, who became a Soviet immigrant to the United States, I think the Americans have every right to be sceptical of immigrants’ motives.


    • Amounderness Lad says:

      Who, whilst he was in Russia, just happened to meet and then marry a Russian woman who had fairly high ranking relatives in the KGB. But, shh, don’t mention that. oh, and that all happened around the same time as the Cuban Missile Crisis when tension between the US and Russia almost snapped and the came within hours of all out nuclear war.

      Perhaps if the US back then had the far greater immigration checks and restrictions, which are currently being implemented, in place at that time that great hero of the Democrats and the Lefty Liberal Elite, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy might never have been assassinated.


  3. RJ says:

    Scott Adams has an interesting analysis of President Trump’s tactics, and how this will play in domestic US politics.

    “Trump’s temporary immigration ban set a mental anchor in your brain that is frankly shocking. It will make his eventual permanent immigration plan (”extreme vetting”) look tame by comparison. The Persuasion Filter says that’s his strategy. Because that’s ALWAYS his strategy. He acts the same way every time. He wrote a book about it. He talks about it publicly. Then he does it right in front of us, over and over. And no matter how many times he does it, half the country still thinks the opening offer is the real one.”

    There is also an interesting comment on the implications for muslims.

    “President Obama’s approach was to give a free pass to Islam in general and to any Muslims that were just minding their own business. But the unintended consequence is that Muslims have less incentive to police their own ranks. Trump changed that. Now if you want to stay out of the fight against terrorism it will cost you.

    So Trump has created a situation – or will soon – in which the peaceful Muslims will either have to do a lot more to help law enforcement find the terrorists in their midst or else live with an increasingly tainted brand. Trump is issuing no free passes for minding your own business. His model makes you part of the solution or part of the problem. No one gets to sit this one out.”

    Don’t expect to see any analysis of this quality on the BBC.


  4. Lucy Pevensey says:

    May I remind the MSM yet again. You are a load of hypocrites.



  5. HenryWood says:

    There is a very interesting blog post concerning this supposed “Muslim Ban”, posted on a site which I often disagree with, though in this case he has firmly hit the nail on the head, demolishing both left and right commentators as he simply digs right down to the very, absolute truth and he does this by simply posting a screenshot of the Executive Order which seems to be causing so much distress around the world, and also with Gary Lineker.
    It is well worth a read for a no-holds-barred dissection of this “brutal” Executive Order and shows just exactly what was written in that order. What it means. *AND* how much of that order was already in effect under the previous administration. Worth an unbiased look: