January 31, 2017

"Anti-Muslim" Policy Supported by Muslims

An opinion piece by Shireen Qudosi says that pro-reform Muslims support the new executive order on immigration from seven "red-flag states" and hope that he goes farther:

The big picture is that refugee plight is a vehicle for radical Islamic terrorists who easily infiltrate the stream of hard-to-vet victims of war.

Immigration, until President Trump's executive order, was arguably the largest security blind spot for America to date.

President Trumpís security-driven agenda in the first week is a move welcomed by Muslims both domestically and abroad, many of whom have the same security concerns against growing Islamic extremism as Americans.

The whole piece is worth a read, particularly to see what additional steps are recommended by moderate Muslims to defeat Islamic Jihad.

UPDATED to include the link.

Immigration War on Terror Posted by JohnGalt at January 31, 2017 6:56 PM

YOu forgot the URL. Note a Rasmussen poll noting ~2:1 support (57%FOR 33% against) the "Temporary Ban on Newcomers from Terrorist Havens" This from someone who was blowing raspberries at nearly every poll, even before HRC got her well-deserved drubbing.

Posted by: nanobrewer at January 31, 2017 11:14 PM

Now, that I'm done HARRUMPing on JK's latest reboot on liberty, let me say this:
[Trump's temporary ban] was also IMO about a 'reset' on an incontrovertibly broken immigration system. The non-temporary ban on Syrians is completely in line with his campaign promise/idea of creating a safe zone over there, instead of uprooting and shipping them across the ocean to a foreign culture. It's an idea with a great deal of merit.

Do I get a prize if we net an ISIS operative in the crop of 109 inconvenienced travelers?

Posted by: nanobrewer at January 31, 2017 11:53 PM

From the comments page at PL:

"This ban is your ban, this ban is my ban
From Somalia, to the Sudan
From the Yemen desert, to the Persian Gulf waters
This ban protects you and me."

David French has the practical view:

Obama’s expansion was a departure from recent norms, not Trump’s contraction.

Posted by: nanobrewer at February 1, 2017 1:11 AM

One thousand pardons, sahib, for omitting the link. I have added it in an update.

Posted by: johngalt at February 1, 2017 10:54 AM

And thanks for chiming in, nb. I was starting to look around for my trusty white steed. At home, dagny is calling me "horrible" for my rationalizing. I do think she's happier with Gorsuch than Garland, however, though she hasn't actually said as much.

Posted by: johngalt at February 1, 2017 10:58 AM

I don't think the full text of the linked article constitutes a robust defense of last weekend's dumpster fire.

Yes, Muslims plural, as in more than one, agree with extreme vetting. But I read much concern about perceived overreach and the possibility of counter-productive antagonism of two billion people.

Pace Harsanyi (Wow, memories run short around these parts), I think there are good items and bad items from this administration -- and they are coming at 100 miles an hour.

I'm happy saying that Judge Gorsuch is a great pick, as is Betsy DeVos, Andy Puzder, Riok Perry, and Tom Price. Love "the Stossel Rule" on regulation. The country is better off for the next four years with the mercurial Trump heading the Executive Branch than the dour, collectivist Clinton.

But, not everything is great. There is a huge potential to damage the Conservative and Republican brands. I still fret for the future of the GOP. The bad things will be bad and I am equally disturbed at those who will not admit any flaws as I am with those who cannot see successes.

Posted by: jk at February 1, 2017 12:56 PM

I think our points of view may be passing in the night, without recognizing one another. You ask that supporters admit flaws, and I hear you making common cause with another friend of mine who, in the wake of "last weekend's dumpster fire" said, "Trump needs to resign" as his first thought on the subject. Maybe it is your characterization of bureaucratic bungling and unwittingly rolling up green-card holders with other immigrant visas as a "dumpster fire" that has me convinced that you personally expect perfection from Trump 1.0 at every turn. Unfair?

Yes, I "admit flaws."

"Flaws" does not equal "dumpster fire."

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