Donald Trump is banning Muslims from the U.S. just like he promised and outrage over his bigoted move is spreading. Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy posted a scathing message on Twitter, blasting fellow lawmakers who are standing by silently while Trump marches forward with this bigoted plans.
Murphy posted the heartbreaking picture of little Alan Kurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian boy who drowned while trying to flee his war-torn homeland.
To my colleagues: don’t ever again lecture me on American moral leadership if you chose to be silent today. pic.twitter.com/XW7sjmCcXh
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) January 28, 2017
Murphy penned an op-ed for the Huffington Post earlier in the day which warned that Trump’s Muslim ban will only serve to confirm that America is at war with Islam and will undoubtedly be used as a recruitment tool by ISIS.
“Trump has now handed ISIS a path to rebirth,” Murphy wrote. “They can and will use his announcement today as confirmation that America is at war with Muslims, especially those Muslims living in desperate circumstances.
“Their recruitment bulletin boards will light up with new material. Their entreaties to would-be lone wolf attackers in America will have new energy and purpose,” he added.
“All the work we have done to cut down on extremist recruitment at home and abroad now goes out the window. It’s a new day for terrorist recruiters.”
The executive order Trump signed on Friday, which just happened to be Holocaust Remembrance Day (oh, the irony), bans Syrian refugees from coming to the U.S. indefinitely and brings the entire refugee program to a halt for 120 days. It also ‘temporarily’ blocks anyone from entering the U.S. who is from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen.
Just in case there was any question as to what Trump’s true motivations are, he has now made it very clear that bigotry has been the driving factor from the beginning. He declared that Christian refugees will be given special priority over Muslims and falsely claimed that Muslim refugees had been given special treatment under the Obama Administration.
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