4 thoughts on “Going back to where she came from…

  1. SEND HER BACK! says:

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/07/17/ilhan-omar-send-her-back-chant-trump-rally-north-carolina-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/

    “The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but, on the contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge-hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic.” (George Orwell, “1984”)

  2. George Webber says:

    Trump Oval Office exchange with Nobel Peace Prize winner highlights tension over immigration : watch how Trump reacts to her story 03:06″ https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/19/politics/nobel-peace-price-yazidi-oval-office/index.html https
    Nadia Murad came to the Oval Office on a mission.
    The 26-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner stood just over President Donald Trump’s right shoulder and recounted her harrowing experience in ISIS captivity during a meeting with survivors of religious persecution on Wednesday.
    “They killed my mom, my six brothers,” Murad said. “They are in mass graves.”
    But ISIS’ reign of terror was not confined to murder. Murad survived sex slavery and torture at the hands of ISIS, before escaping and becoming an advocate for her minority community in Iraq. That work brought her to this moment: urging a President who has vowed to stem, and in some cases zero out, immigration to the United States to help those forced from their homes.
    While the President nodded, Murad explained that the plight of her people, the Yazidi ethnoreligious minority, did not end when ISIS was driven out of Iraq. Rather, she laid out how the half-million remaining Yaizdis still don’t have a safe home and how many have fled their homeland. She asked for help her Yazidi community return to Iraq or find a safe home elsewhere.
    “Today you can solve our problem,” Murad told Trump. “Our home is destroyed. … My people cannot go back. We cannot find a safe place to live. … Please do something.”

    This White House scene, which included other survivors of religious persecution — including a Rohingya Muslim from Myanmar and a Tibetan Buddhist from China — played out in a week consumed by furor over the President’s tweets, snowballing into a racist chant at a campaign rally in North Carolina.
    And it occurred the same week that news broke that the administration has also weighed the possibility of admitting no refugees into the country next year.”

  3. LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT says:

    President Trump broadly declared Friday that no one should criticize the United States while he is president, part of a renewed attack on four minority congresswomen whom he has targeted as un-American.
    Trump also praised his supporters who chanted at a rally, “Send her back!,” a refrain directed at one of the lawmakers, ­Somali-born Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). The president called the campaign crowd “incredible patriots” — a day after saying he disagreed with the chant.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-day-after-distancing-himself-from-hostile-chant-trump-criticizes-media-for-its-coverage-of-his-rally/2019/07/19/9c094c16-aa12-11e9-9214-246e594de5d5_story.html?utm_term=.594e9f964e67
    Trump said Friday that criticism of the United States is unacceptable and that the four congresswomen “can’t get away with” it.
    “I can tell you this, you can’t talk that way about our country, not when I’m the president,” he told reporters outside the White House.
    Every American has the right of free speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution, a reporter pointed out — and the president acknowledged that.
    “We have First Amendment rights also ­— we can . . . say what we want,” Trump said. It was unclear who he was referring to as “we.”

  4. Only in America says:

    “A March 1995 headline in the Helena Independent Record, a Montana newspaper, lays it out starkly: “Black man told to go home — to Africa.” The article lists racist threats made against an unnamed “black political refugee from Liberia who has lived in Helena for about a year.” The subject of that article remained anonymous at the time, and he did not heed the suggestion. He stayed, and nearly 25 years later, he is the mayor of Helena and a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.” https://theintercept.com/2019/07/22/wilmot-collins-senate-montana/

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