Published on 8th March 2017
If there’s anything terrorists wherever they’re celebrating is nothing but the arrival of the new US president Donald Trump who recently offered them the ammos to take on the US. His recent absolute executive order shunning the citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries namely Libya, Iran, iraq, Somalia, Syria and Sudan and Yemen dazed and quaked the world. First of all, it wasn’t expected that any sane person would use presidential writ to ban others from entering his country simply because they’re Muslims or what he conjures to be terrorist without any scientific or watertight evidence. It recently happened when Trump did exactly the same.
Surely, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and other terrorist groups must be having a good time for getting what they wanted freely and easily. I don’t know if Trump and his security advisors know that what they unleashed, apart from being suicidal and unacceptable, is exactly the same facilities and spitefulness terrorist groups employ namely discriminating, against others, criminalising and demonising all those who don’t subscribe to their ideology. Refer to how the ISIL and other international terrorist groups have been hijacking and killing even beheading Westerners simply because they’re infidels. If anything, discrimination and division have always been the tool of terrorism as it originates from neo-religions that sired the seed of destruction wherever they converted people.
If Trump’s wild aim is prevent terrorist attacks he thinks Muslims, chiefly by those viewed as sympathisers to terrorism, evidence’s all over that most of the US on September 11, 2001 attacks were Saudi Arabian citizen. Thus, if Trump’s measures were preventive, however controversial they seem, would include such a country. Again, why wasn’t Saudi Arabia included in Trump’s ban? The reason[s] is simple that it is in bed with the US. What a double standard, if we consider the fact that the symbols of Islam such as the holy cities of Mecca and Medina are in Saudi Arabia? If the issue’s Trump’s unfounded suspicions against Muslims, I think Indonesia’s many more Muslim population than any county on earth. Again, why’s it not affected? It seems. Trump’s executive order has many agendas and ramifications. Now the ban is in officially in place; and its pangs and twangs have already been felt all over the world. Will it solve the problems or exacerbate them? Isn’t this pure islamophobia that Trump displays pointlessly? What of homegrown terrorists that have recently become a thorn in side for Europe? Is Trump showing, as a neophyte, how dangerous he’s to the world and the US? Does he know the terror his executive order will cause to the world? Again, should we blame Trump who didn’t vote himself in power or those who cloned and voted him? When an academic Blaney III referred to Trump as a “mortal danger for the US”, I thought he went a wee too far. But since Trump burst into a political scene without any experience or qualifications, the US seems to lose big time shan’t it do something about him.
One’d think: Trump’s burdens such as bigotry, misogyny, tax nonpayment, if not evasion, and discordant policies he displayed during the campaigns would warn him that being in the White House is different from being in campaigns. Trump’s mantra during the 2016 campaigns showed vividly how he hates people of colours mainly blacks whom he and his father once denied the right to rent their condos. Additionally, Trump seems to add Muslims to the people of colour.
Trump’s not only a danger for the world and the US but also for Africa he once asserted that needs to be recolonised for 100 years more. Trump seems to be menacingly a danger due to having the majority in both houses of Congress and Senate. This being said, the danger Trump presents for Africa is compounded with his racist history, his ignorance of America’s foreign policy, and his hatred against Africa and black people in general. He becomes more dangerous for Africa as the head of the country leading the global war on terror than anybody can expect due to his ignorance about Africa; and the fact that the same evils he sees in Africa such as corruption, poverty and bad governance are supported by his country and its allies. So, too, for a stint Trump’s been in power, has proved to be good at nothing but poor and controversial governance so as to force his predecessor who left the office just yesterday, to criticise his obnoxiously noxious and populist policies.
Suffice it to say, Trump is won’t only reward terrorists to make their cases but also he’s a political boom-cum-boon for them.
Source: The African Executive Magazine.