On MSNBC, Steve Schmidt laid it out clearly and bluntly that Donald Trump’s Muslim ban has made Osama Bin Laden’s dream of a war of civilizations come true.
Schmidt said on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House:
I’m thinking about former special agent of the FBI Ali Soufan with John O’Neal who came very, very, very close to disrupting the attacks on 9/11. He was a Lebanese immigrant and an American. Is America better off with him here? I would argue he is, and so today was a fantastic fulfillment of Osama bin Laden’s vision by Donald Trump. What Osama bin Laden hoped to provoke was a war between the West and 1 billion Muslims. And so what Donald Trump and this Muslim ban signal to the world is that Muslims are not welcome here, that this is whether the conservative justices say that, in fact, this is about executive power, the president’s clear intent was to impose a religious test. That is as fundamentally un-American as anything he’s done over the course of this presidency. The only force in the world that has the power to defeat extremists Islam radicalism is moderate Islam. And moderate Islam was dealt a big setback today by this shortsighted, dangerous policy that abrogates all the fine traditions of our country from freedom of religion to welcoming the renewal of the country’s lifeblood with immigration.
Trump shares a vision with Osama bin Laden
Trump and bin Laden share a common vision of a war between religions and cultures. Trump has perfectly fulfilled the fantasies of radical Islam. This is what they have always wanted. America has now stated as policy, and the Supreme Court validated legalized discrimination against Muslims. Trump claims that he is making America great, but what has really done is made the country less safe and less able to protect itself from extremist threats.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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