The world reels with shock as Trump says: “I am calling on a complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States!”
THE CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS THAT HAVE CAUSED OUTRAGE:
“We should definitely disallow any Muslims from coming in. Any of them. The reason is simple: we can’t identify what their attitude is…. We have no idea whether they love us or hate us or want to bomb us…. I am calling for a TOTAL AND COMPLETE SHUTDOWN OF MUSLIMS ENTERING THE UNITED STATES!”
Here are some laughable comments expressing the politically correct outrage that is now so de rigueur:
Jeb Bush, a rival for the Republican presidential ticket, accuses Trump of being “unhinged”. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate, calls Trump’s comments “reprehensible, prejudiced and divisive”. US Senator Lindsay Graham rages: “You know how you can make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell!”
Does Trump have any influential supporters? Surprisingly, Rupert Murdoch appears to be a fan. “Has Trump gone too far?” he tweeted. “Regardless, public is obsessed on radical Muslim dangers. Complete refugee pause to fix vetting makes sense.”
Donald Trump has often been compared to Hitler. His extraordinary appeal to many voters stems from his political incorrectness. Unlike most politicians, Trump has a reputation for telling the truth as he sees it. He doesn’t mince his words. Here is a sample of his outrageous wit and wisdom:
Announcing his candidacy for the presidency: ‘When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people who have lots of problems [which include] drugs and being rapists.’
On immigration: ‘I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall.’
On Fox News’s Megyn Kelly, who Trump disliked for her questioning: ‘You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.’
On his own wealth: ‘I’m using my own money, I’m not using the lobbyists, I’m not using donors. I’m really rich.’
On President Obama: ‘If he wasn’t born in this country, it’s one of the great scams of all time.’
On presidential rival Carly Fiorina: ‘Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that? The face of our next president?’
On Republican Senator John McCain, who was a PoW in the Vietnam War: ‘He’s a hero because he was captured? I like people who weren’t captured.’
On comedian Rosie O’Donnell, with whom he has a feud: ‘If I were running [talk show] The View, I’d fire her. I’d look at her right in that fat, ugly face of hers, I’d say: ‘Rosie, you’re fired’.
I would now like to refer the reader to a controversial new article on Trump by Kevin MacDonald in the Occidental Observer: Trump’s Statement on Muslim Exclusion.
“Once again, Donald Trump is ahead of the curve,” MacDonald begins. “and taking all the oxygen out of the room for the other Republican candidates. His statement calling for ‘a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on’ is completely at odds with the West’s commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.”
Trump’s call for a total ban on Muslim immigration into America is based on an opinion poll that states, in so many words, that Muslims are a pretty dangerous lot on the whole and so letting them into America makes no sense at all. Trump is not saying that every Muslim in America right now is a terrorist. He is saying that a small minority, based on opinion poll findings, have terrorist tendencies and attitudes. They are thought criminals just waiting for an opportunity to explode into violence. They not only back shariah law but think it is permissible to use violence to punish people who give offence to Islam and the prophet Mohammed.
Even if 1% of Muslims in the US hold these views, MacDonald argues, that would be “unacceptable”. This is because there are 5-8 million Muslims in the US, “so if 1% were potential terrorists, that would mean there are thousands of potential jihadists and Muslims who hate America. So why import more?”
Prima facie, this would seem to makes sense, even if, as has been pointed out recently, the opinion poll upon which Trump relies so heavily is unreliable. Trump’s call for a complete moratorium on Muslim immigration to America links to a survey from Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy. Here is a slightly abbreviated quote from MacDonald’s article:
According to the just-released survey of Muslims, a majority (51%) agreed that “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to shariah.”
More than half (51%) of U.S. Muslims polled also believe either that they should have the choice of American or shariah courts, or that they should have their own tribunals to apply shariah.
These notions were powerfully rejected by the broader population.
Even more troubling, is the fact that nearly a quarter of the Muslims polled believed that, “It is legitimate to use violence to punish those who give offense to Islam by, for example, portraying the prophet Mohammed.”
Nearly one-fifth of Muslim respondents said that the use of violence in the United States is justified in order to make shariah the law of the land in this country.
Okay, let’s be frank: the Frank Gaffney opinion poll quoted above has been roundly dismissed as biased and methodologically unsound. (See “Trump Proposal to Ban Muslims from US Relies on Debunked Poll from Pro-Israel Think Tank.”). As far as I know, this attempt to “debunk” the Gaffney poll has occurred only within the last few days, well after Trump made his original anti-Muslim comments.
Writing on Mondoweiss, Adam Horowitz states:
Trump’s idea rests on research from the Center for Security Policy, a neocon think tank run by Frank Gaffney who has a long history of pro-Israel advocacy and has been called “one of America’s most notorious Islamophobes” by the Southern Poverty Law Centre.
Trump’s statement quotes a July 2015 poll from the Center for Security Policy and claims that 25% of Muslims living in the United States “agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad.” The poll, which received much coverage in the right-wing media, was debunked as soon as it was released.
Writing in the Huffington Post Nathan Lean and Jordan Denari explained: ‘This survey should not be taken seriously. It comes from an organization with a history of producing dubious claims and “studies” about the threat of shariah, and was administered using an unreliable methodology.”
This survey does not represent the views of American Muslims. It only represents the views of the 600 Muslims that it polled.
Let’s assume that Horowitz is correct and that the 25% figure cited by Gaffney is inaccurate. Let’s go even further and grant that it is a wild exaggeration to say that 25% of Muslims living in the United States “agreed that violence against Americans in the United States is justified as a part of the globe jihad.”
In my view, even if we accept as a proven fact that the Gaffney poll is unreliable and that the 25% figure has been grossly exaggerated, this still does not invalidate MacDonald’s point that “even 1% would be unacceptable.”
In other words, though 25% could well be too high a figure, surely it is not unreasonable to argue that maybe 15% is nearer the mark? And if you happen to think 15% is still too high a figure, how about 5%? No? Still too high for you?
Okay, so let’s make it 1%!
It seems to me that anyone who claims that not even 1% of Muslims in America are in favour of shariah law, being ready and willing to apply violence against anyone who mocks Islam, is basically claiming that 99% of American Muslims are model citizens. Can you believe this? That virtually every Muslim in America is quite happy to see the Qur’an vilified and the prophet Mohammed held up to scorn? I cannot believe it. Far more than 1%, in my view, would be likely to resort to extreme violence if subjected to these abominable provocations. One could hardly expect otherwise.
Here is what Trump says:
Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victim of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life. If I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again.
“In a sane society, this would be common sense,” MacDonald adds. “Indeed, in Trump’s speech at Mt. Pleasant, he noted that even 1% would be unacceptable. Quite right. The usual estimates are that there are 5–8 million Muslims in the US, so if 1% were potential terrorists, that would mean there are thousands of potential jihadists and Muslims who hate America. So why import more?”
It is worth noting that even if the Gaffney poll has been called into question for its bias and methodological unsoundness, its basic findings have nevertheless been validated by several other independent polls that have nothing to do with Gaffney. MacDonald lists no fewer than eleven independent polls in the appendix to his article. It stretches credibility to the breaking point to assert that all these eleven polls are equally biased and invalid. (Scroll down to the Appendix of MacDonald’s article, here).
MacDonald has written exhaustively about America’s immigration policies. In fact, he is an expert on the subject. I think he is correct to say that “US immigration policy has nothing to do with economic need … but rather it is intended to increase non-Whites at the expense of the White population.”
MacDonald is too polite and diplomatic to say what needs to be said much more emphatically: that the Jewish-led attempt to flood Europe and America with Third World immigrants is an act of pure malice and amounts to White genocide.