It’s Not a Muslim Ban, It’s a Terrorist Ban

When President Trump signed an executive order temporarily halting immigration from countries that are on the list of terror-sponsoring countries, it didn’t distinguish them as countries that are Muslim. It highlighted them as countries that are sponsors of terror. Incidentally, these same countries were originally identified by the Obama administration as “countries of concern.” The mainstream media (MSM), however, want everyone to think Trump has enacted a “ban on Muslims” coming into this country. This is another instance of fake news the MSM engages in.

Why is it so difficult for people to understand the threat of terror? It is real. Allowing people from Syria, for example, to come into this country, without being vetted, is extremely dangerous and is putting Americans in harm’s way, given the turmoil their country currently is embroiled in. There’s no benefit of the doubt that should be given in this case. It would be highly irresponsible to ignore this very real and present danger.

It’s obvious that Hollywood liberals don’t understand this, but unfortunately many Americans listen to them and take what they say to heart. Liberals in Hollywood and the liberal news media, from which many people get their news, help to incite the protests which turn into riots. The protestors and rioters really need to be educated by the learned, not indoctrinated by the MSM.

No one is placing a ban on Muslims coming into this country; the Trump administration is safeguarding against terrorists sneaking into this country and endangering Americans. Surely there is a distinction between law-abiding Muslims living harmoniously with fellow Americans and terrorists committing horrible acts under the name of Islam, the Muslim religion.

There needs to be an open, honest and organized discussion about Islam and parties on both sides need to be allowed to voice their concerns. Ultimately, the facts need to be presented in a clear and concise way. We need to address what the Koran says about committing violence toward infidels and find out how law-abiding and practicing Muslims feel about it. Is that too much to ask?


Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor-at-Large of, a website for conservative viewpoints. An original participant in the Tea Party, he takes part in pro-America rallies when his time permits. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at

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