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It has evolved and morphed into various proposals, policy positions, and even suggestions, but the fact remains that some sort of “Muslim travel ban” has been a part of Donald Trump’s campaign from the beginning, and was arguably a driving force behind the base that got him elected.
Last June, Trump explained to an audience at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire what remains the bedrock of his plan to this day: “I will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies, until we fully understand how to end these threats.”
While harshly criticized by liberals who won’t be happy until every Third World Muslim sets up their own version of Sharia on your street corner, Trump’s current position could arguably be considered the one most Americans can at least understand, if not get completely behind.
Particularly when framed this way:
Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the 18-year Ohio State University student who just injured 11 people, one critically, by plowing into several with his vehicle and attacking others with a knife, moved to Pakistan from Somalia in 2007, then moved to the United States in 2014 as a ‘refugee,’ where he was eventually granted legal permanent resident status.
According to Fox News, federal law enforcement officials have been concerned in recent months about online extremist propaganda encouraging the type of actions Artan just carried out, knife and car attacks, because they are easier to pull off than bombings. “The Islamic State group (ISIS) has urged sympathizers online to carry out “lone wolf” attacks in their home countries with whatever weapons are available to them,” Fox News reports.
Artan’s motives are still being investigated, but it is more than a reasonable assumption that this was likely a severe case of SJS (Sudden Jihad Syndrome), a disease which is impossible to diagnose and for which there is apparently no cure.
The attacker clearly came from a Muslim nation, Pakistan, which is openly hostile to the United States and its Western allies. As such, Abdul Razak Ali Artan would not have been allowed to come here under Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban.
And yesterday’s horrific attack at Ohio State University would have never happened.
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