Donald Trump marked Holocaust Remembrance Day by signing an executive order that essentially bans Muslims from entering the United States. Outrage over the blatant bigotry behind this move has spread like wildfire. Lawmakers, celebrities and the public have all condemned Trump’s Muslim ban, but it was Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response that gives us hope for the future of humanity.
Trudeau took to Twitter to send a message to the world and to refugees fleeing their war-torn homelands in particular.
“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomToCanada,” he wrote in his simple yet powerful tweet.
To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 28, 2017
The tweet also included pictures of the prime minister welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada.
In contrast to the compassion being shown by our neighbors to the north, Trump is doing all he can to keep these desperate families out of America.
The executive order Trump signed on Friday temporarily bans anyone from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the U.S. and indefinitely bans all refugees coming from Syria. Once the 90 day ban is up (for everywhere except Syria, that is), Trump intends to give priority to Christian refugees over those who are Muslim, which proves that this has been about bigotry from the beginning.
It is also woth noting that no one from any of the countries on Trump’s list has ever committed a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. The countries that have, such as Saudi Arabia (where the 9/11 attackers hailed from), are not included in Trump’s Muslim ban. Coincidentally, he just happens to have business ties there. Go figure.
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