Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) did a study about the education levels of certain ethnic groups in America. The study found that more than one in four Iranians hold a Masters degree or a doctorate. This statistic makes Iranians the most highly educated group in America. President Trump has authorized executive actions banning Iranians from our country.
What sort of president willingly sends away brilliant components of society? His job is to make our country better. How does he do this by kicking out our doctors and scientists?
The world was shocked that a United States presidential candidate actually wanted to ban people based on their religion. As a result, a severe backlash forced Trump to change his policy from banning Muslims to banning people from terrorist countries. Iran, is one of the states, that Trump claims produces a lot of terrorists.
During the election, Trump announced that he would ban Muslims from entering our country. Trump justified this by stating terrorists are Muslims hence, according to the chaos drifting around that YUGE orange cranium of his, block Muslims and you block terrorists.
The ban is simple…for simple minds.
To accept Trump’s ban, is to ignore a plethora of facts. Most people that attended Trump rallies agreed with him that some ethnic groups and religions should be banned from entering our country.
This logic is so wrong on so many levels. For starters, of all the terrorist acts on US soil since 9-11 (including 9-11), none of them were committed by anyone from any of Trump’s seven banned states.
Also, as the MIT study reflects, Iranians are the highest educated ethnicity in our country. Refusing brilliant minds entrance to our country only benefits the country they wind up living in.
In 2006, Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, a naturalized American citizen born in Tehran, Iran, plowed a Jeep into a crowd of people on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. No one died in the attack. Nine people were injured, but none of them seriously. Taheri-azar was arrested and now resides in prison. DailyCaller article
As a result, an Iranian terrorist has not claimed one American life on American soil, during the past sixteen years.
Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil by Group, From 1980 to 2005, According to FBI Database
According to the FBI, Latinos have killed more Americans in terrorism acts.
However, Islamic terrorism acts in America will most definitely soar.
“It sends an unmistakable message to the American Muslim community that they are facing discrimination and isolation,” Mr. Benjamin said. That, he said, will “feed the jihadist narrative” that the United States is at war with Islam, potentially encouraging a few more Muslims to plot violence. Dailykos article