It can’t be a Muslim ban when there’s 49 Muslim countries not touched by it.
Trump’s Executive Order is quite in order
As a feminist, scholar, and activist, I think this Order is long overdue
Prof. Phyllis Chesler
Feminists, Hollywood celebrities, and Democratic legislators have denounced President Trumps Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” Demonstrators have surged at airports, class-action lawsuits have been filed, judicial restraining orders have been issued.
I do not view this Act as a “Muslim Ban” since 49 other Muslim-majority countries are not specifically excluded here. Only seven failed Muslim states, well known for training Jihadists, as well as Iran, are named. But I want to focus on something else that no one has mentioned.
As a feminist, scholar, and activist, I think this Order is long overdue.
As the author of four studies about honor killing at Middle East Quarterly, I especially welcome this Section:
“The United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes towards it and its founding principles….or those who would place violent ideologies over American law. In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred (including “honor” killings, or other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own), or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation.”
Not all honor killers are Muslims. This is a tribal custom which neither Hindu, Sikh, nor Muslim clerics have chosen to abolish. Hindus, also perpetrate honor killings—but they confine this barbaric practice to India. Those who emigrate to the West do not bring this custom with them. Only Muslims do. In fact, 91% of the honor killings committed in the West are Muslim-on-Muslim crimes.