Donald Trump has flipped the spotlight off Barack Obama (may still be president) and onto himself by saying he will cut off all immigration from Muslim countries until we can figure out how to screen for terrorists.
This approach is not unique.
From Immigration Canada on August 12, 2013:
Canada has stopped adoptions from Pakistan citing incompatibilities with the Islamic law over adoption and guardianship.
A Greater Toronto Area resident Shafiq Rehman said he was “shocked and depressed” over the new policy to restrict adoptions from Pakistan, saying he and his wife, Rehmat Jahan were hoping to adopt a Pakistani child Shafiq and his wife started the adoption process in 2011. They received an approval letter in June 2013 from the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services confirming them as suitable candidates.
However, on July 2 Ottawa announced that it had to stop accepting adoptions from Pakistan. The issue, according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, is the Islamic practice of ‘kafala’ or guardianship which is common in most of the world’s 49 Muslim-majority countries like Pakistan. Many other countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have raised no issue about ‘kafala’ and are still open to adoptions from Pakistan.Canada is hardly a racist nation.
Kuwait -- a Muslim nation which was invaded by Muslim terrorist Saddam Hussein in 1990 -- also bans people from certain Muslim countries. From the Express Tribune on May 23, 2011:
Kuwait has banned nationals from five countries, including Pakistan, from entering the Gulf country, according to immigration sources quoted by Kuwaiti media.
The ban, imposed on nationals from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, includes suspending all tourism, visit and trade visas as well as visas sponsored by spouses, Kuwaiti media reported.
The ban was attributed to the “difficult security conditions in the five countries” and to “the remarkably increasing tendency of nationals from the five countries to apply for visas to bring in relatives who faced or could face arrest by local authorities,” said the reports.
The sources said the authorities insisted that no exception in the visa application will be welcomed.Other countries also restrict Muslim entry:
Countries around the world are taking preventative measures in an attempt to lower the chances of another radical Islamist terror attack taking place like the ones that claimed the lives of a dozen people in Paris, 3 people in Sydney, not to mention the thousands of Muslim terror attacks around the world, since 9/11.
Top Right News reported on how Norway has started deporting radical Muslims – which has resulted in a stunning 31% reduction in crime.
But even as the United States has done almost nothing to mitigate an attack on U.S. soil, countries like China have taken multiple steps to prevent attacks in their homeland.Governments are created to protect our rights. The first right is to life.