Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Twitter is a place where I receive majority of my breaking news, as well as many other people in America. It provides a place where opinions and ideas can be fly freely, and news sources can share the latest news quickly and in a powerful way. A few days after Donald Trump was officially president, he made an executive order, which entailed that 7 countries that primary are Muslim nations are unable to enter into the United States. 

What an uproar this caused in media everywhere. I was also very caught off guard and I do not support this decision by Donald Trump. But after taking a closer look at this policy put in place by the president, it helped me to understand the reasoning behind immigration ban and the purpose that it serves. Although I do not by any means support this ban, I can see the reason that motivated President Trump to decide to make this call. 

President Trump's priority with this ban is to promote national security, and protect the citizens of America by shutting down any sort of threat that might come from radically violent Islamic groups. His evidence for this is the incident of Paris and the constant threat of ISIS. “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life,” Mr. Trump said.
I would certainly make the case that this ban would cause more tension between us and Muslim nations, but thats getting off topic. 

Now bare with me, I know this article is very biased, but it brings out a point that can cause much discussion. "A “Muslim ban” would be a ban on Muslims. A ban on Muslims would be a law that prevents Muslims from entering the United States based solely on the fact that they are Muslim. No such law exists. No such Executive Order was issued. Trump’s policy temporarily prevents citizens from only 7 Muslims majority countries from coming to the country, which leaves about 43 Muslim majority countries unaffected." The point I want to bring to your attention is how only 7 countries were banned from entering the United States, which leaves around 43 more Muslim countries to freely enter into the United States. 

As it regards to rhetoric in the persuasion sense, starting a hashtag #MuslimBan, rallying people on social media to fight against this ban, fueled by the emotional injustice that this brings, causes the public's eyes to shift onto how Trump has banned Muslim's everywhere to come into the United States and how he now hates this religion as a whole (which is still up for much discussion and debate). The point is how Trump's outward motive was to help the America citizens to feel more protected, and through media, the whole perspective of this was changed.

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