As I write this, protests have gone on and are being planned all over the country (including one scheduled by CAIR at Bradley International Airport here in Connecticut) over an executive order signed by the Republican president on Friday night. (This is an old hat trick used by despots everywhere — do your dirty work when newsrooms already decimated by corporate ownership are even more sparsely inhabited.)
The order banned immigrants from seven countries, none of which have any business ties with the Republican president. Here are some of the countries with whom the Republican president does have business ties — and studies show, says the New York Daily News:
…that nearly 3,000 Americans were killed by citizens from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt in the same time period — with the bulk of those killed being victims of the 9/11 attacks. Yet, people from those three countries are still welcome to apply for U.S. visas and travel permits.
…have killed zero Americans in terrorist attacks on U.S. soil between 1975 and the end of 2015.
Oh, and because this is a snarky blog masquerading as a religion blog, here’s your scriptural reference: