I’ve been trying to write something about the past week about the news coming from Donald Trump’s America about the recent travel ban for people who come from seven mainly Muslim countries (and not just that, it includes green card holders ect) and I’ve been to shocked by this, about how it can happen in 2017 and especially after our history.
So here’s the short version instead of a massive rant: the new US travel bans are unjustifiable (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/28/trump-immigration-ban-syria-muslims-reaction-lawsuits) and so is Theresa May’s refusal to condemn them (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38784199) and not to speak out that this is not right for so many reasons.
All Refugees should be welcome and immigrants should be welcome as well (especially seeing that the United States was built on immigration and being the land of the free). Refugees and immigrants should be welcome without barriers in the US, in the UK, in fact anywhere that can support them.
I know I’ll properly get some hate from UKIP voters who are convinced that Britain Should Be For The British and that’s it, but that’s not who I’m talking to. I’m talking to the undecided folks. The folks listening to the rhetoric, and thinking “I don’t know, maybe it’s for the best.” It’s not.
‘We turned them away‘ is not something that looks good in the history books and we made a promise not to let history repeat itself and not to let it happen again (I’m talking about the Holocaust here) . With people agreeing with this travel ban, we’re letting this happen again and letting history repeat it self again.
So please in summary, look out for people less fortunate than yourself. Donate time or money, whichever you’re able, to effective charities. Be heard. Use your platform. Shout out and challenge it.
More prominently, do not let intolerance win