Now that he has been shunted into office, Joe Biden has immediately set to work signing, a series of executive orders meant to bulldoze the entirety of Trump’s accomplishments over the last four years.
One of these has been an executive order repealing the so-called “Muslim ban,” a series of Trump executive orders which prohibited travel from Iran, Somalia, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, Nigeria, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Eritrea, Myanmar, Tanzania and Yemen.
Biden’s new executive order contains some rhetorical gloss about how these bans have “undermined our national security” and “jeopardized our global network of alliances,” but the real reason behind it is obvious if one only reads it carefully: it’s all about virtual signaling.
There Never Was a “Muslim Ban”
First, because major media organizations in this country are staffed to the brim with inveterate liars, it’s necessary to do a little bit of housekeeping on this issue. There never was a “Muslim ban” issued by the Trump Administration. When the media adopted that phrasing to describe Trump’s executive orders, it was deliberately spreading propaganda.
North Korea, Venezuela and Myanmar have virtually no Muslims in them at all, but they were included in the bans. Eritrea is only about half Muslim, while Muslims in Tanzania constitute only about 35% of that country’s population. Moreover, the countries with the largest Muslim populations are, in descending order, Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Egypt and Iran. Most of the countries on this list were not even mentioned in Trump’s executive orders, so most Muslims were in no way banned from traveling to the U.S.
Trump’s Executive Orders Were Always About National Security
What really united all of the countries on Trump’s list was that they were either hotbeds of terrorism or they were not able to provide reliable information about who was entering the U.S. from them.
Prior to Trump’s travel ban, 72 jihadis had entered the U.S. from the countries the bans had mentioned. A Somali Muslim named Mohammed Barry had stabbed multiple people at a restaurant owned by an Arab Israeli Christian in February 2016.
Now that Trump’s bans have been lifted, expect more events like these to happen.
Why Trump’s Executive Orders Were Really Repealed
For proof that Biden — or, more accurately, his handlers — have chosen to expose this country to the danger of terrorist attacks so that they can indulge in their empty and decadent passion for virtue signaling, one only needs to read Biden’s executive order with a critical eye.
It says, in part, “[Trump’s travel bans] are a moral blight that has diluted the power of our example the world over.’
Translation: “Prohibiting Muslims — any Muslims at all — from coming to the U.S. for any reason whatsoever is bad, regardless of the consequences. All that matters is that allowing all of them in enables us to pretend to the rest of the world that we are good people.”