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Jihadists are praising Trump's ban on Muslims as a blessing so not only is it illegal it is profoundly stupid:
"Jihadist groups on Sunday celebrated the Trump administration's ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying the new policy validates their claim that the United States is at war with Islam.
Comments posted to pro-Islamic State social media accounts predicted that President Donald Trump's executive order would persuade American Muslims to side with the extremists. One posting hailed the U.S. president as "the best caller to Islam," while others predicted that Trump would soon launch a new war in the Middle East.
"[Islamic State leader Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi has the right to come out and inform Trump that banning Muslims from entering America is a 'blessed ban,' " said one posting to a pro-Islamic State channel on Telegram, a social-media platform. The writer compared the executive order to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, which Islamic militant leaders at the time hailed as a "blessed invasion" that ignited anti-Western fervor across the Islamic world." nola.com
Jihadists praise Trump ban.................................
Our current ruler, who governs without consent, has violated the Geneva Accords, which according to the Constitution, are "the supreme law of the land," on two counts:
1. He has issued orders to turn back refugees from Central America who are fleeing violence
2. He has banned refugees from 7 war torn nations.
The Geneva Accords, which the US has ratified and which is, therefore, the law of the land, makes denying protection to those fleeing wars and violence on humanitarian grounds a grave crime.
The other US law Trump is violating is The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which banned all discrimination against immigrants on the basis of national origin. Trump claims a 1952 law is the legal foundation for his bans, but the US Code 1182, which defines inadmissable aliens, allows exclusion (other health smuggling and other factors) only on the basis of:
being "engaged in terrorist activities" and more specifically where "a consular officer, the Attorney General, or the Secretary of Homeland Security knows, or has reasonable ground to believe, is engaged in or is likely to engage after entry in any terrorist activity (as defined in clause (iv));"
The travel ban on people based on place of origin totally ignores the requirement of US officials knowing or having reasonable grounds to believe a person is guilty of terrorist activity. It is a total perversion of the law,, since it falls not those about whom the US has specific information and reasonable grounds, but anyone seeking entry. And if that entry is based on fleeing war, it is a violation of both US and international law.
No terrorists acts have been carried out by any of those seeking entry, who are now banned. If there were such information, the 1952 law would apply but it is being stretched to include not those about whom some evidence has been found but anyone simply on basis of national origin, a clear violation of the 1965 law.
Trump is misusing a law which clearly states a standard of reasonable grounds to a form of guilt by association, conflating those fleeing terrorist violence with those causing it. This is a fundamental perversion of both the law and the fact that guilt by association (in this case equating terrorists with their victims) is both a logical fallacy but illegal. Such a perversion of the law to justify clearly illegal discrimination is a high crime which demands accountability. The Constitution provides impeachment as the proper procedure for such crimes.
So not only is Trump in violation of US laws, he is guilty of violating international laws. Another important agreement which Trump is violating is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted in 1948, guarantees the right to seek and enjoy asylum in other countries.
The Senate gave this consent (forThe International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in April 1992, and in early June, George Bush signed the instrument of ratification. On June 8, 1992, the US, one of the key players in drafting the Covenant, finally ratified this important human rights treaty.
These treaties offer sufficient grounds to impeach Trump for violating "the supreme law of the land" and ignoring international laws by violating human rights.
And this in his first week!
Denying protection to people fleeing violence, most of it caused by US military intervention, is not only a crime but a stain on our honor as decent human beings committed to the rule of law and the moral obligation to provide protection to victims of war and violence, whether in Iraq, Syria, or Honduras, all aided and abetted by the US itself.
It's time to stop the Trump crimes now! Those who argue we should give him a chance must now face the fact that he is already in violation of the Constitution and international treaties, which are the law of the land.
Lawlessness is the signature of tyranny, and it arises when leaders rule without consent and without obeying the system of rules by which all republics are governed.
"The means of defence against. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home."
" James Madison
Resist in every way possible and with all your energy, citizens.
"We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." -- H. L. Mencken (Baltimore Sun 26 July 1920)
"The people want wholesome dread. They want to fear something. They want someone to frighten them and make them shudderingly submissive." -- Ernst Rohm, Hitler's chief of the SA
Stand up and say NO as loudly and often as you can. We are led by criminals and only we can bring them to justice.
Women's March, Austin, Tx.
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