Analyst Mikey Kay notes on Twitter:
25 Jan: Trump to block Visas to anyone from:
U.S. currently bombing top 5 states.
He said today: “The United States has exported violence to the Middle East for decades and yet refuses to offer sanctuary to those forced to flee the consequences of that violence. A greater hypocrisy is hard to imagine.”
Kundnani recently wrote “Recharging the Batteries of Whiteness: Trump’s New Racial Identity Politics.”
IMAM ABDUL MALIK MUJAHID, via Gregg Cockrell, greggcockrell[at]yahoo.com
Imam Mujahid is the President of Sound Vision Foundation. He is speaking with Imams all over the country today. He said this morning: “President Donald Trump’s order banning most refugees unfairly singles out Muslims.”
Regarding the reported exception for minorities who are in danger of religious persecution, he said: “We are pleased that persecuted minorities are welcomed. However, discriminating against Muslims who are victims of the war-terror cycle is un-American.
“I wonder how many Anne Franks will be denied entry into the U.S. because of the exclusion of Muslims. It reminds me of 1939, when the United States turned away hundreds of Jews who came here seeking shelter on the ship the MM St. Louis. That refusal led to the deaths of 254 people by the Nazis, (with) nearly a third of the passengers sent back to Europe.
“Everyone entering the U.S. must be equally scrutinized by law enforcement.”