Trump’s “VOICE” Divides not Unites America
By Mahmoud El-Yousseph
March 3, 2017
“The President of the United States should have conducted himself in a professional manner and not as a bully, especially during a press conference. Trump’s behavior was rude and crude.” — Mahmoud El-Yousseph, Retired USAF Veteran
President Trump asked Department of Homeland Security to create VOICE: Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement.
The agency is expected to publish a weekly list of all crimes committed by what it terms “aliens.” That does not seem to refer only to undocumented immigrants – suggesting that anyone who has moved to the US could find their name on the public list.
What about the other victims? Why the President did not create an alternative agency that publishes details of crimes committed by white supremacists and legal residents and citizens? Why doesn’t Trump care about white people that commit crimes? We have a lot of rapists and murderers in the country but Trump doesn’t seem to care about them since he cannot use them to fear monger themselves. What about hate crimes committed by American citizens on immigrants, like the recent killing of one Indian man and wounding two others in a Kansas City bar? I guess these nationalists get a pass under President Pumpkin.
If the intention of the agency is to track crimes committed by illegal immigrants, the President failed to mention that. He said “immigrant crimes” not crime committed by illegal immigrants. The president and his administration seem to stir up hatred against all immigrants.
This executive order would have dangerous consequences and is far worse than the Muslim ban. Reason? In the 1930s, German prosecutors were also required to notify the Justice Minister of all Jewish crimes so they could be publicized. We all know from history that what follows public insults and discrimination is violent attacks. 1930s, German prosecutors required to notify Justice Ministry of all Jewish crimes so they could be publicized. In 1930s, German prosecutors were required to notify Justice Ministry of all Jewish crimes so they could be publicized. Trump’s “VOICE” divides, not unites America.
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 Trump’s Suggestion about Jews is Absurd
By Mahmoud El-Yousseph
March 3, 2017
As a Muslim, I was outraged by President Trump’s suggestion that recent bomb threats across the U.S. and the damage of a Jewish cemetery in Kansas may have been false flags to make the president look bad and that he felt some of the threats were being made by the Jewish community.
The President of course failed to produce any evidence to substantiate his outlandish claim. I find his suggestion to be repugnant and mind-boggling.
When a few days earlier Jake Turx, a Hasidic Jew reporter for a Jewish weekly Ami Magazine out of Brooklyn, asked him during a press conference about the rise of anti-Semitism and what was the President’s plan to combat it, the President threw a temper tantrum and refused to hear the full question and berated the reporter by saying:
- “I am the least anti-Semitic person you’ve ever seen in your entire life.”
- “I am not racist,”
- “Quite, quite, quite!”
- “See, he lied when he said he would be asking a simple and easy question.”
- ” I hate the charges,”
- and “I find the question offensive, repulsive, and insulting.”
The President of the United States should have conducted himself in a professional manner and not as a bully, especially during a press conference. Trump’s behavior was rude and crude.
Trump promised us during the election to “make America great again.” But so far his policies, appointments (and their track records), and his bad treatment of minorities in America does not make our country great. Certainly not by insulting and degrading American citizens because they are Jewish. Any attempt to degrade anyone’s religion is tantamount to defamation of all others. That said, President Trump owes Jews an apology for his absurd remarks.
Retired USAF Veteran