Hamas is a deadly terrorist organization that has been responsible for untold bloodshed in the Middle East and wholesale civilian carnage. They are the embodiment of the word “terrorist.” Still, they have taken issue with 2016 Republican presidential contender Donald Trump’s proposal to temporarily suspend the importation of Muslims into the country until America’s so-called leaders can begin to take the threat of Islamic extremism seriously.
Trump has earned condemnation and praise for his willingness to address the threat of Islamic terrorism by proposing that America suspend immigration of Muslims into the U.S. until we can begin to implement a realistic plan for dealing with the security risks associated with immigration from the Middle East.
A spokesman for Hamas, a group who’s charter calls for the murder of Jews and the destruction of Israel, has claimed that despite Hamas’ history and continuation of wholesale murder in the name of Allah, the proposal is, somehow, unfair.
Ismail Radwan, a leader for the terrorist group and spokesman in Gaza, stated,
“We do not estimate that the current U.S. administration, any administration, will implement these racist suggestions. This is a pathetic attempt to attribute terror exclusively to Muslims.”
Says the Muslim who works to facilitate the slaughter of innocents in the name of his religion…
Abu al-Ayna al-Ansari, a Salafi jihadist in Gaza, blasted Trump for his remarks and claimed that with remarks like those offered by Trump, “The American people are risking more terrorist attacks from our brothers, fighters of the Islamic State.”
“We Muslims have grown used to these types of statements, which prove that the U.S. under any president will continue to be hostile towards Muslims,” Ansari continued.
“They claim to stand for human rights, while in actuality they carry out the same policy as that of the infidel crusading West, which oppresses the Muslims.”
“Trump should know that a new generation of Muslims has risen, a generation that is capable of handling people like him and countries like the U.S.,” Ansari added.
Sure, with comments like these, it seems obvious that we should welcome with open arms immigrants who come from a region where a sizeable portion view it as their duty to God to kill Americans…
What stands a stark divide between the right and left is Trump’s policy that highlights that while many are in favor of doing what is necessary to survive, many on the left vie being politically correct to be more important than anything- including American lives, our sense of safety or the very continuation of our way of life.
In a statement released on Monday, Trump’s campaign cited a poll from the Center for Security Policy that shows that a sizeable portion of the Muslim world holds anti-American sentiments to the extent that they consider violence to be acceptable.
According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred toward Americans by large segments of the Muslim population. Most recently, a poll from the Center for Security Policy released data showing “25% of those polled agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad” and 51% of those polled “agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah.”
Though we should judge policy proposals on their own merits, one consideration can be an understanding of not only who is in favor of this policy, but also who is against this policy.
Trump’s proposal has enraged Hamas, the radical left and President Obama; it seems pretty clear that their distastes for this proposal is nothing short of a ringing endorsement of its efficacy for the majority of Americans.