Please read Part 1 here: What media is not telling you about the MuslimBan in USA?
When US invaded Afghanistan to avenge 9/11, Laden escaped to Pakistan while Zarqawi found shelter in a lesser known area of Iraq. After US conquered Iraq in their search of Weapons of Mass Destruction, leaving the Iraqi Army disbanded, and unemployed, the army thus rallied behind the insurgents, led by Zarqawi, who saw the US invasion of Iraq similar to that of the Soviets in Afghanistan. By 2004, Al-Qaeda, weak and clueless, decided to form an alliance with Zarqawi, thus forming the AQI, or Al-Qaeda in Iraq. However, the alliance could not last for long as Zarqawi was killed in an airstrike in 2006, leaving AQI shattered. US withdrew from Iraq in 2011, without fulfilling their promise to establish the democracy they could alone visualize, creating a power vacuum that the AQI aimed to fill. However, by the start of the Syrian Civil War, AQI had become ISI or the Islamic State in Iraq led by Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi. Around 2012, when Obama was all set to be elected again, ISI sent a force to Syria to fight alongside the rebels and to establish a branch of the ISI. Meanwhile, the ISI kept strengthening itself by freeing the prisoners languishing in a lawless Iraq, thanks to an amazing US policy that could neither find WMDs nor democracy.
ISI had transformed into a major power in Iraq and Syria, having its own army, and was being tolerated by Assad in Syria as it shifted the world attention from him gassing his own citizens to this radical outfit, and yet, the MSM had no mention of it. Beheadings continued and President Obama was restraining himself from fighting the menace, citing how he did not wish to have American troops on the ground because of an earlier miscalculated adventure in Iraq. By now, ISIS was finding insignificant mentions across the globe, with weekly reports of mass killings, rapes, and other brutalities. By the beginning of 2015, ISI became ISIS, which was the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and attracted fighters from the entire Middle East who were hoping that the terrorist group would bring back the old empire of Caliphate.
It took the murder of a journalist from the West by ISIS for America to launch an airstrike against ISIS, but as it turned out, it was too late. The airstrikes were answered by terrorist attacks like those witnessed in Germany, France, and other countries across the globe. However, the liberal media told you that the truck had turned into a rogue killing machine.
Even today, the MSM remains in denial mode and trucks and daggers continue to turn killing machines for them, even as people are mercilessly crushed in countries across the world in ruthless terrorist attacks carried out by ISIS.
Again, for the sake of space, I won’t discuss the religious war Islamists are looking to wage in Europe and India, and how German Chancellor ended up with a messed up State after the influx of refugees, but as it turns out, it is all connected. The inability of a large number of refugees to adapt to the liberal values of the West, and to impose the draconian ways of their religion when it comes to women and children is what makes them culturally exclusive to the countries of the West.
Back home, in India, we have enough evidence of numerous Muslims standing in the way of Uniform Civil Code. However, the liberals and MSM are blind to all this, and care for nothing but utopian solutions that are not going to do the world any good. At the risk of sounding liberally incorrect, the problem is not the refugees, and their pain is not unjustified, but given the situation right now in the Middle East, not a single one of them can afford to value Sharia or radicalism above the new home they are being blessed with.
This is what kills their cause, and the ignorance of a majority of the Muslims to speak against groups like ISIS is what has aggravated the fears and apprehension of the people in the West, eventually leading to this ban by President Trump. For every one Tarek Fatah, unfortunately, there are thousands and thousands of Muslims who choose to stay quiet. One wonders why!
Liberals are quick to share images of the ‘Statue of Liberty’ and how America had welcomed refugees after the Second World War. However, what they forget is that it’s not 1945 anymore.
Back in 1945, US had been riding on a strong growth rate that had been fueled by increase in manufacturing (a large part of which occurred after the Japanese misadventure in Pearl Harbor in 1941). The memories of 1929 were fading. Hitler was dead. Japan was annihilated, Europe was devastated and would depend on the Marshall plan for its recovery, and the United Kingdom was no longer the financial or power capital of the world. Refugees from across the world arrived at the shores of the US for the life it promised, and they were welcomed.
Today, almost seven decades later, US struggles with a debt that is close to $20 Trillion dollars, lack of jobs, and a culturally volatile society. It has no plans to eliminate the debt, is probably going to increase the debt ceiling as Trump has expenditure plans pertaining to infrastructure and defense that run into trillions. According to the overly liberal Economist, MNCs with their roots inside US are no longer able to achieve the profits they once used to.
The find of the 2010s, Gig Economy, hasn’t managed to earn a single money and cannot be counted upon for a tremendous growth rate in the 2020s, and unlike Justin Trudeau (sarcasm sign), President Trump has no plan to settle the refugees, as evident by his ‘America First’ policy which is not only about what he wishes to do for American citizens but what he can’t afford to do for non-American citizens. Sadly, globalization is on the retreat. Anyone telling you otherwise is either a liberal or doesn’t wish to accept the ongoing state of affairs.
So, why should we fear the ISIS, and why President Trump ’s fear of ISIS recruits using the passports of these 7 countries to get into America is justified.
For a start, President Trump’s tough stance on Islamic Terrorism since the second half of 2016 couldn’t have gone unnoticed. ISIS, today, strives hard to resurrect an ancient Islamic empire, and they use the ancient history of Islam to wage what they proclaim is a religious war. They advertise beheadings, and keep issuing warnings against the countries where Christianity prevails.
It is worth noting that in one of their announcements, ISIS expressed a strong desire to conquer Rome, the primary seat of Christianity. ISIS wants the world to believe that they are waging a war for the defense of Islam. Their objective isn’t restricted to Europe alone but includes India as well.
If you have been reading the Indian newspapers with a microscope, you might have read about an ISIS recruit being arrested at the Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. Their presence has also been registered on the Pakistan-Balochistan border where they are looking to make their presence felt and to fill in the power vacuum.
Also, if you can see beyond headlines like ‘Truck turns killing machine’, you exactly know what the ISIS wants. ISIS wants to reinstate the empire of the Caliphate, and they seek world domination. Obviously, it’s easier said than done, but should President Trump and President Putin wait for ISIS to grow that big before taking any action?
What President Trump wanted from the ban was for these 7 countries to set up better security measures along with the existing measures to check for people who wish to immigrate to the US for a better life. Through the history of ISIS, we know that the troubles in the Middle East are the doings of President Obama (who, I must insist for the liberals to breathe easy, has a classy wife). Today, when President Putin and President Trump are working together towards a solution to eradicate ISIS from the face of the Earth, it offers some hope to the refugees who are languishing without a home.
The solution to the problem of the refugees doesn’t lie alone in countries embracing them. Even if US resumes it immigration program after 3 months, what does it have to offer in terms of jobs or welfare programs? Starbucks CEO tried being brave and announced that he would reserve 10,000 jobs for refugees, and his shallow proclamation was met with stiff resistance and anger from the customers.
The Brexit has done enough to showcase what UK thinks of the refugees, and the German Chancellor is already retreating from her overly liberal course to accommodate liberals after reports of violence emerged. Europe doesn’t have an economy strong enough to support these refugees, and US, as we already discussed, has its own issues to deal with, including the irrational idea of a wall which the President hopes to execute along the Mexican border.
Yes, it is a sad state of affairs, but unlike the MSM, we knew it was coming. 500,000 people perished in Syria, and these are just the registered numbers, and yet, celebrities tattooing ‘Let them In’ over their boobs believe that they can solve this crisis.
President Trump’s ban on immigrants from these seven countries isn’t going to stop terrorists, or change the situation of the Middle East overnight, and no, it’s not going to increase the manpower of ISIS (which has always been on the rise anyway). This is more about serious action, more about warning the Islamic countries across the globe that they need to take a tougher stance on terrorism, and the effects are perhaps visible? Why else would Pakistan put Hafiz Saeed under a house arrest?
Liberals felt and wrote about how President Trump’s immigration ban on 1/10th of the global Muslim population would lead to radicalisation and an enhancement in ISIS recruitments. So, even the liberals agree that these people won’t go for a dialogue or a diplomatic situation first, but would directly turn to ISIS or other extremist measures to make a case for themselves?
This ban is a temporary step to eradicate a much bigger problem, the ISIS. As we learnt in India, it is not that easy to settle a refugee, even in their own country. Talk to any displaced Kashmiri Pandit any day and they’ll tell you how badly they wish to go back to Kashmir, to their homes, irrespective of the lavish lives some of them have created in the cities. For the refugees from the Middle East, the best hope we can give them is that of their own home, from where they came.
It is not going to happen this year, or the next, and maybe some results do arrive by the end of 2019. Meanwhile, what the world powers must focus on is better security measures within the Middle East when it comes to immigrants, and eliminating the ISIS. Turns out, this is what the powerful men are looking to achieve.