Despite the mainstream media's narrative of the Trump administration enacting a 'Muslim' travel ban, the facts paint a more clear picture.
There's currently 7 countries listed on the United States travel ban. They are: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.
Of those 7 countries, 6 have a ban on Israeli's from entering their countries. On a broader scale, there are a total of 16 Islamic countries that ban Jews around the globe.
To say that the United States is in effect, doing exactly what these countries are doing by banning travel from Muslims is entirely false.
The largest Muslim country in the world, with over 90% of their 250 million population practicing Islam is Indonesia.
You'll notice there is no travel ban on Indonesia. In fact, the US-Indonesian political relations are currently considered to be very good.
There is also no travel ban on Pakistan, which has a 96% Muslim Population.
There is also no travel ban on India, which has over 172 million Muslims living there.
There is also no travel ban on Bangladesh, which has over 145 millions Muslims living there.
It is quite apparent that this is not a Muslim ban, it's a terrorist ban.
"There is no "Muslim ban." There is a ban from countries with high levels of terrorist activity. It's not our fault those just happen to be almost entirely Islamic..." - Brigitte Gabriel, Former Muslim Woman and Author of Because They Hate.
A report on the seven Muslim-majority nations listed in Donald Trump's executive order on immigration – which has been suspended by an appeals court – reveals that at least 72 individuals from those countries have been convicted on terror activities.
The Center for Immigration Studies, which describes itself as an "independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization," reviewed information compiled by a Senate committee in 2016 which identified 72 people from those countries who were convicted of terror cases since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America.
The U.S. reportedly admitted terrorists from all seven nations in Trump's order, with 20 of the convicts having come from Somalia, while 19 each originated from Yemen and Iraq.
17 of the individuals came to the U.S. as refugees, while three came on student visas, and one on a diplomatic visa.
Moreover, at least 25 of these immigrants were granted U.S. citizenship.
You read that correctly, 25 convicted terrorists were granted U.S. citizenship.
"Thirty-three of the 72 individuals from the seven terror-associated countries were convicted of very serious terror-related crimes, and were sentenced to at least three years imprisonment," the report described.
"The crimes included use of a weapon of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit a terror act, material support of a terrorist or terror group, international money laundering conspiracy, possession of explosives or missiles, and unlawful possession of a machine gun."
If that sounds like a problem exclusive to our friends in the South, remember that in 2016 the Liberal government passed Bill C-6, which meant the leader of an al-Qaida-inspired plot to explode truck bombs in downtown Toronto during the morning rush hour got his Canadian citizenship reinstated.
The proposed law tabled in the House of Commons contains a provision that would restore the citizenship of any convicted terrorists who lost it as a result of changes brought in by the previous Conservative government.
In addition, the department will take no further action against nine terrorists who had received notices informing them their citizenship was being revoked. They include an Iranian-Canadian and a Pakistani-Canadian imprisoned for a 2010 plan to bomb military bases in Canada.
So why has the mainstream media consistently and repeatedly pushed this whole Muslim victim propaganda while completely ignoring the overwhelming evidence of the danger inherent with the refugee program?
Because the truth sounds like hate, to those who hate the truth.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
B. Taranto is freelance journalist with a Bachelors Degree in History and an undergraduate in Religious Studies. While devoting his journalistic efforts towards studying the effect religion has played on the formation of cultures across the globe, Taranto remains a staunch defender of conservative values and nationalist ideals.