So Donald Trump has banned people from entering the United States if they are coming from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen. However since 2000 there has only been one person from any of those nations involved in a domestic terrorist attack- an Iranian man who was a naturalised American citizen. No one from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen has committed a terrorist attack on US soil.
In fact of the 44 people involved in domestic terror attacks since 2000, 12 were born and raised Americans (beaten only by Saudi Arabia, who were not banned due to their position as a lucrative trade partner of Trump’s). So it seems banning people with American passports from entering America would be a more effective way of stopping terrorism.
Nauru and Manus Island are concentration camps established by the Australian government with the purpose of locking up refugees who are fleeing for their own safety. The conditions within these camps are irrefutably horrific, with accounts of female prisoners being forced to expose themselves to the guards to gain access to the showers for both themselves and their children. Just within the last 4 months, a married 23 year old Iranian man named Omid and a 21 year old Somalian woman named Hodan resorted to setting themselves on fire and burning alive to end the suffering they experienced within these camps. The Australian Government declared earlier this year that Australia’s camps on Nauru and Manus Island are constitutional, resulting in the attempt of sending two hundred and sixty-seven asylum seekers, including 37 babies, back to these horrific camps.
It’s shameful enough that the Australian government is continuing to lock away innocent people and force them to live under these horrifying conditions, but to have the Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton accuse refugee rights activists for the deaths of Omid and Hodan is beyond disgusting. Claiming that activists gave the prisoners “false hope”, Dutton refuses to accept responsibility and acknowledge the disgusting, inhumane treatment of innocent people fleeing for both their family’s and their own lives. Shame of Dutton, shame on the Prime Minster Turnbull and shame on Australia.
1. Iranian women attend a ceremony to recite verses of the Quran, Islam’s holy book, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of Saint Mohammad Helal Ibn Ali in the city of Aran and Bidgol, some 140 miles (225 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
2. Worshippers sit at the shrine of the Shiite Saint Abdulazim during Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Shahr-e-Ray, south of Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Women attend an Iftar, the evening meal in which Muslims break their fast at the time of sunset, in the first day of Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of Shiite Saint Abdulazim during in Shahr-e-Ray, south of Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Women perform their evening prayers, at the shrine of Shiite Saint Saleh during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in northern Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
An Iranian man prays at Jame mosque of Tehran’s old main bazaar during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, Iran.(AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
6. Men and women recite verses from the Quran, Islam’s holy book, during a mass religious ceremony to mark the holy month of Ramadan at the shrine of Saint Mohammad Helal Ibn Ali in the city of Aran and Bidgol, Iran. (Morteza Nikoubazl/Zuma Press)
7. Preparing for iftar at Imam Reza holy shrine in Iranian city of Mashhad. (Alalam Photo
Iranian family break their fast with an Iftar meal outside Emamzadeh Saleh mosque in Tajrish square in northern Tehran during the holy month of Ramadaan. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
The 18 year old man possessing both the German and the Iranian citizenship who killed nine people in a Munich shopping mall and finally himself had been treated for a psychological condition. Police found material in his room suggesting that he had been interested in rampages and killing frenzies for a long time, but nothing related to religious terrorism.