Bring me your huddled masses, not you, you, or you, sorry mate, are those trainers?

Yesterday, January 27th was Holocaust remembrance day. This is a day when we come together to remember the victims, not only of the Nazi atrocities but from genocides around the world. It is fitting then that President Trump signed the executive order suspending the US refugee programme (already the most stringent in the world) and banning entry from 7 countries  – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – for 90 days. Not just barring entry for those with criminal records, or if they’re on a watch list but completely.

You see the Executive order was written so poorly it doesn’t distinguish between Mohammed al Mohammed el Mohammed bin Bazir the terrorist, and Mohammed al Mohammed el Mohammed bin Bazir the person with dual citizenship. Two Iraqis with valid visas are currently in the “green room” of JFK airport and have already announced they will sue citing the suspension of due process.  CAIR and ACLU have also announced their intention to sue stating the exemption of Christians amounts to a “religious test”.

Trump and the spineless coward that is Paul Ryan claim this is a preventative measure to keep America safe, it completely ignores the fact that between 1975 and 2015 no refugee from those 7 states engaged in a terrorist attack, not only that but the report from the Cato institute found that no one with any family ties to those 7 states carried out a terrorist attack.

However, the same set of statistics show that nearly 3,000 Americans were killed by citizens from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Turkey in the same time period — with the bulk of those killed being victims of the 9/11 attacks.

What is noticeable is the fact Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, and Lebanon aren’t on the list despite the fact the 9/11 hijackers all came from there, not only that but Trump’s vast business empire have links to those countries that should be on the list but aren’t. This all confirms what we have suspected and what the ethics department in Washington predicted, that Trumps businesses which he refuses to put into a blind trust and has instead invented a multi layered amount of bullshit (and a stack of blank pages that could form part of his wall) is a factor in his decision making.

This ban amounts to a complete betrayal of America’s founding principles and also her actual founding. America is the country built by immigrants, the American dream is that you can come to it with nothing and reach the top, to create a better life for your children that you yourself had as the plaque beneath the statue of Liberty says:

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

A plea

I’ve been struggling for 2 weeks to write something about the events in London and also in the country as a whole. Obviously with the brutal and senseless murder of Lee Rigby the EDL have seized on this as proof “Islam is a violent religion” complete crap as you all know but this hasn’t stopped them getting the spotlight for a few weeks while the real media and let’s face it, saner people know to ignore them.

The EDL are not a DL, they’re a bunch of idiots who hide behind the flag and faux patriotism to make a point. They’re not all idiots of course, some are just confused and follow the crowd, others are racist, others are basically Hitler in a baseball cap.

Lee Rigby however was a defender of England, and the UK. He was a serving soldier, a veteran of one tour in Afghanistan and his family has been vocal in their opposition to any revenge attacks and has pleaded for calm.

However those brave defenders of England, the Home guard of Albion didn’t listen, a UKIP activist went as far as to call his grieving family “idiots” and have instead decided to shout loudly and carry big sticks, bottles and anything else that can be thrown.

So here it is. A plea, a request.
EDL please honour the families wishes, be angry – I am – do not be vengeful, do not tar a whole section of a community for the actions of 2 warped individuals, do not demand that every Muslim in the UK apologise for the actions of 2 people who had twisted their religion and carried out these hateful attacks. Remember Lee, but do not seek to right a wrong.

To the UAF, the EDL are cocks, we know this, oppose them by all means, do not antagonise, don’t play into their “minority in our own country” and victim mentality.

Lee and millions of others have died so people can speak their mind without fear of persecution, you may not like what they say, and that is also your right. It is also the price you pay for living in a country where men and women of all faiths have rallied around and defended us, paying the ultimate sacrifice.

Put simply: