The Folly Of Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban
There are so many great reads today about the number one issue of the weekend; the attempt by Donald Trump to ban the travel to this nation of those of the Islamic faith. The Atlantic is one such place to spend some time.
The Trump administration is right to treat the threat as a global one, but characteristically fact-resistant in its imagining that visa-seeking nationals of the “particular concern” countries listed above are the most likely perpetrators of slaughter in the name of the Islamic State. A global threat is a global threat, and Europeans and Americans are still part of planet Earth. If the Islamic State intends to kill Americans by sending an Iraqi or Syrian to get a visa, they are doing it the hard way. Most of the attackers will blow themselves up out of frustration with the American immigration bureaucracy before they can ever reach American shores to blow themselves up near their intended targets.