Friday, February 24, 2017

Waiting On Muslim Ban 2.0

A White House official told reporters on Wednesday that the new Muslim ban would come out "sometime next week’."  Twice already this month, Trump has made that same assurance to reporters, but nothing has yet been issued.

The Trump bunch continue to claim that this ban is the only thing standing between the United States and a horde of terrorists.  According to studies, all 12 jihadist terrorists who have killed people in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001, were American citizens or permanent residents, and none had ties to the seven countries named in Trump’s executive order. Out of the nearly 400 non-deadly jihadist terrorist attacks on American soil since 9/11, perpetrators were linked to Iran or Somalia in just three cases.

“Nothing was wrong with the first executive order,” said White House Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller, as he blamed a “flawed judicial ruling” that has held up implementation of the order.  “It’s still going to have the same basic policy outcome for the country,” Miller said in an interview, without really giving any details on how it would change. 

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