Trump has gone too far
AMERICAN President Donald Trump has wasted no time in implementing some of the radical changes he promised during his campaign for the world’s top job. And it’s frightening. Barely a week in office, Trump has indicated his threat to build a wall between the US and Mexico was not just campaign talk and has made true his threat to ban Muslims by issuing an order limiting immigration from several Muslim countries.
The move has shocked the world and caused panic among friends and families of Muslims already in the US and those wishing to join their families there. Yesterday, reports said some airlines were already stopping Muslims from boarding planes to the US following Trump’s ban.
The Arab-American Anti Discrimination Committee said some Muslims who had already arrived in US airports had been turned away to their places of origin, creating fear and confusion. The ADC also claimed visas were being denied, immediately, and that even those with green cards were being blocked from boarding planes to the US.
The world is waking up to the realities of having a lunatic in the White House. Trump’s four years as US president will change the world as we know it – for the worst. That’s if he lasts a full term.
Just a week in office, Trump has undone the US’s legacy of democracy and religious secularism, further putting his country on a collision course with the broader Muslim world. His promise to stamp out terrorism is welcome, but targeting all Muslims won’t help this battle. If anything, it will aid groups such as Isis, whose stance against America will further harden. Trump is playing into the hands of the extremists with his reckless actions.
We hope that world leaders will not sit and watch while Trump continues in his path to destroy the world. They must rein him in now rather than later.