The US supreme court handed a partial victory to the Trump administration on Monday as it lifted significant elements of lower court orders blocking the president’s controversial travel ban targeting visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries.
The court said the 90-day ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, along with a 120-day suspension of the US refugee resettlement program, could be enforced against those who lack a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”.
The ruling now paves the way for parts of the ban to come into effect over the summer, amid confusion around precisely what qualifies as a “bona fide relationship” with the US.
The court also agreed to hear arguments on the legality of Trump’s controversial order in the autumn.
President Trump said this was a “clear victory for our national security”. Trump said in a statement the ruling would allow the ban “to become largely effective” arguing the presidential order was “an important tool for protecting our Nation’s homeland.”
“As president, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive,” Trump said.
As Trump continues his war against Islam and Muslims, he has the audacity to talk about not allowing people into the US that will bring harm. However it is him and his administration that has already exported devastation and harm in the Muslim world.
Since the arrival of Trump, there has been a massive increase in civilian casualties at the hands of the US military and it’s allies.
In Mosul, Iraq- hundreds of residents have been killed as US forces join Iraqi troops. In Yemen, the United States is increasing its direct involvement in the Saudi-led air war against the poorest country in the Arab world, whilst there is a mass famine and cholera epidemic, thousands already killed and millions displaced. In Raqqa, Syria, US air strikes and white-phosphorus munitions have led to what the UN calls “a staggering loss of life”.
When the top UN official on the Syria war described the “staggering loss of life,” he also discussed the 160,000 people driven out of their homes by US air strikes. An estimated 200,000 more civilians—families, children and old people are still trapped in Raqqa. According to the AirWars monitoring group, “Rarely a day goes by now when we don’t see three or four civilian casualty incidents attributed to coalition air strikes around Raqqa…. All of the local monitoring groups are now reporting that the coalition is killing more civilians than Russia on a regular basis.”
According to Amnesty International:
‘The use of white phosphorus munitions by the US-led coalition gravely endangers the lives of thousands of civilians trapped in and around al-Raqqa city, and may amount to a war crime under these circumstances…. The use of white phosphorus in densely-populated areas poses an unacceptably high risk to civilians and would almost invariably amount to indiscriminate attacks’
The US displays it’s hyprocisy again by claiming that Muslims are the ones importing violence, rather it is the Trump administration which has followed the legacy of previous presidents of exporting violence to the Muslim world.
Trump already has the blood of thousands of people on his hand. He has wasted no time in illustrating to the world by his actions what he thinks about the Muslim world and Muslims in the US. ‘Bonfide relationships’ may become confusing in the near future as a legal term, however practically this relationship means that Muslims have no relationship with a Government that is intent to treat it as almost an inferior race.
Indeed this has been a tradition in American history and shows no signs of halting now.