By: Dr. Jake Baker – TapWires News Service
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said President Trump’s 90-day ban on immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries is a “religiously based ban,” and “If they can ban Muslims, why can’t they ban Mormons.”
All of this, of course, is mere political posturing. The ban, while it has religious overtones, is a ban on immigrants from countries who have a history of exporting terrorism and militant Islamic extremism. And, as for the Mormon ban nonsense, one needs to ask: “How many Mormon caliphates have been formed in the last century breathing out threats to decapitate anyone with whom they disagree?”
But common sense is rarely a part of political blather, as evidenced when Ellison continued, “It is a religiously based ban, which is something that our — our Constitution says Congress shall make no law establishing a religion or abridge the free exercise thereof. This is a violation of equal protection. It’s a religiously based ban. If they can ban Muslims, why can’t they ban Mormons, why can’t they ban Seventh-day Adventists, why can’t move into ethnic groups?” Ellison asked.
As a reminder to Ellison, the First Amendment says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” However, when that “religion” moves from the confines of religion to sedition or treason, with threats of mayhem and violence against their potential new home, then it is both appropriate and required that government take steps to fulfil their first obligation, which is to protect America and Americans. Additionally, the Constitution applies to citizens—not foreigners—who want to make this their home.
Comparing Trump’s travel ban to past travel bans, John Dickerson, host of “Face the Nation” on CBS News, brought up the Carter travel ban after the Iranian hostage crisis and the Iraqi refugee ban of the Obama Administration.
“Congressman, the president’s defenders would say that, after the Iranian hostage crisis, Jimmy Carter asked Iranian students to report to immigration offices. During the Obama Administration, the State Department paused Iraqi refugee processing because of terrorism concerns, so that what Donald Trump is doing here, it may be bigger, but it’s in keeping with what previous presidents have done,” Dickerson said.
“You know what? We have never had a religious-based ban before, and they can’t deny that this is a Muslim ban. It is a Muslim ban. On the campaign trail, he said he wanted a Muslim ban. He said on national television that there would be other religious groups that would receive priority. This is a Muslim ban,” Ellison said.
“Rudy Giuliani, who helped him write it, said that they started out with the intention of a Muslim ban, and then they sort of languaged it up so to try to avoid that label, but it is a religiously based ban, which is something that our — our Constitution says Congress shall make no law establishing a religion or abridge the free exercise thereof. This is a violation of equal protection. It’s a religiously based ban,” he added.
“If they can ban Muslims, why can’t they ban Mormons, why can’t they ban Seventh-day Adventists, why can’t move into ethnic groups?” Ellison raged.
“Congressman, but, in this case, they have named countries which were named on lists already by the Obama administration,” said Dickerson. “And if it were a Muslim ban, why wouldn’t they ban Pakistan and Indonesia and Turkey and Egypt? None of those countries are affected.”
“Well, according to Reince Priebus, they’re working on it, right? That’s what I heard him just tell you, that they might just add more, but the fact is, is that terrorism, a horrible scourge on the planet, comes from all kinds of places, somewhere the majority of the population is Muslim, some not, and it even comes from within our country, and the fact is that we cannot make a religious-based distinction,” Ellison said.
“We have to go based on the evidence that we find that people are actually engaged in,” Ellison added. “And the fact is that we cannot make a religious-based distinction. We have to go based on the evidence that we find that people are actually engaged in.
“And let me just tell you, when you try to ban refugees, these folks go through an 18-to-24-month vetting as it is. The fact is, is that Syrian — if you talk about banning Syrians, about three-quarters of those folks are women and children. A full third of them are kids under 12 years old,” he said.
“Now, as the world is watching children, Syrian children being — dying in war, he is saying those children have no place of refuge in America, and I find that un-American,” Ellison said.
Ellison fails to mention the common Islamic practice of sodomizing young boys for the pleasure of the rich, powerful, and religiously connected. He also fails to mention the fate of female children in Islamic states. They are, by law, denied education and any sort of decent human existence. Is that really the culture we want to bring to America?
Additionally, Rep. Ellison intentionally ignores the violence of these Muslim nations and the violence their immigrants have brought with them across the European continent. Sweden now has a rape and sexual molestation problem that did not exist before Muslim immigration to that country. A 2015 report stated that 77.6% of crimes involving rape were being committed by 2% of the Muslim male population.
Meanwhile, Germany’s migrant rape assaults are spiraling “out of control” along with riots, crime, sedition, and a host of terror-related crimes, including the Berlin Christmas massacre.
France foolishly welcomed the Muslim community to their borders, with little, if any, vetting of potential immigrants and refugees. They have suffered two major terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice. These weren’t Mormons or Seventh Day Adventists carrying out these attacks.
The commonality between all of the violence and death, is Islam – a religious, political, and social system based upon either voluntary or violence-induced assimilation into the religion. Islam views the world in very simple terms. You are either of the house of Islam, or you will be converted, enslaved, or murdered in the name of Allah.