Hours After Trump Signs Muslim Ban, This Happened – Prepare To Be Livid (DETAILS)

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Anti-Islamic sentiments have been running at an all-time high since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. For those looking to have a justified reason to be openly Islamophobic, the isolated and intentional acts of a few radical Muslim groups have been license to support legislation that negatively targets innocent Muslim refugees, American citizens who practice Islam and those Muslims otherwise in the country via legally documented means.

Few have been as openly anti-Islam that Donald Trump. Yesterday, he put the metaphoric cherry on topThe New York Times reported:

‘In an executive order that he said was part of an extreme vetting plan to keep out “radical Islamic terrorists,” Mr. Trump established a religious test for refugees from Muslim nations: He ordered that Christians and others from minority religions be granted priority over Muslims.’

Hours after this order was signed, a Mosque in Victoria, TX, was destroyed in a fire. The Victoria Advocate reports the cause of the fire is currently listed as “undetermined,” but ThinkProgress pointed out:

‘The order contains an exception for religious minorities who face “religious-based persecution, provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual’s country of nationality.” In other words, there is a caveat for non-Muslims in Muslim-majority countries, making this a very specific Muslim ban.’

This heartbreaking reminder that Donald Trump singled-out Muslims makes it easy for one to believe that this Texas mosque burning to the ground, wasn’t an accident. It’s also important to note that the mosque was recently burglarized and no findings have been released regarding that crime.

Donald Trump isn’t new vocalizing his anti-Islam sentiment. He has tweeted things like:

This tweet insinuates that all Muslims are “islamic {sic}terrorist.” He also alluded to what sounds like him saying that no Muslims are “innocent Americans” who deserve to have their rights protected.

As the person the Electoral College chose to lead the United States, one of Trump’s paramount jobs is to protect all of the country’s citizens from enemies, foreign and domestic. Arguably one of the best ways to protect a country as diverse as America is through unifying people.

Donald Trump’s normalization of Islamophobia is as equally dangerous as it is saddening. By validating the exclusion and demonization of a group of people because of their religion, and doing so under the facade of Christianity, Trump is setting the tone for deadly terrorist cells to amp up efforts to prove just why they hate America.

Furthermore, if all lives matter, why aren’t those activists stepping up to vocally denounce Trump’s abhorrent treatment of Muslims? Is it just that all Christian, non-Muslim, right-wing Republican, Donald Trump supporting, lives matter under this administration?

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