Presidential Candidate Donald Trump called on the United States to bar all Muslims from entering the country until the nation’s leaders can “figure out what is going on” following the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California. After the Paris Terrorist attacks he wanted a database to track Muslims.
Attacks on Muslims and people who have been mistaken for Muslims have increased in this country. While many Americans were outraged, Donald Trump continued his attacks.
President Trump, intends to restrict immigration from Muslim countries that ‘pose national security threat’ by Executive Order tomorrow. Trump is also expected to restrict access to the United States for refugees and some visa holders from “terror prone” countries Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, according to aides.
Last year, Pauline Hanson was elected to the Australia Senate representing the State of Queenlands . Hanson, has consistently opposed immigration in this country of 24 million people. Australia’s footprint is nearly the same size of the Continental US.
Last year after the attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Senator Hanson called on a Muslim ban. “We have laws here that we don’t bring in pitbull terriers because they are a danger to our society… we have laws to protect Australians”
Hanson is one of the co-founders of One Nation Political Party. Through the years she has called for the restriction and changed to Australia Immigration policy. She believes Australia has to take a strong stance against Muslims, Islam, its teaching and its beliefs.
One Nation wants a ban on building new mosques until a royal commission into whether Islam is a religion or a political ideology has been held, and installing cameras in all existing mosques
Senator Hanson said Australia was in danger of being swamped by Asians. Believed Africans would bring disease into Australia. “Do you want to see your daughter or a family member end up with AIDS or anyone for that matter?”
Her language is often harsh, and many Australians believe she is racist and is a detriment to the country. However, members of One National believe they are preserving Australian values.
As leaders, the power of the words used by Senator Hansen and President Trump can generate peace.
The politics of Senator Hanson and President Trump has put many Muslims and people mistaken as Muslims at risk. Much of what they have said isn’t based on fact, its simply irresponsible propaganda. Peace isn’t the objective, as unprovoked attacks on American and Australian born Muslims increase daily, they are silent.
Many Muslims, Sikhs and others live in a constant state of fear. Afraid to leave their homes in the country they were born in. They are attacked on social media. Sadly, this isn’t just happening in America and Australia.
History has eerie way of repeating itself. I was one of millions of people who marched last Saturday, every faith, every hue, and every age group. One Voice. I remembered the last line of Pastor Martin Niemoller’s famous quote.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.