Donald Trump says he’s going to deport up to three million immigrants immediately

After it appeared he would waffle on many of his primary policy positions, the President-elect still intends to launch widespread deportations once he takes office

 

Donald Trump has said he will deport two to three million undocumented immigrants “immediately” upon taking office.

In his first television interview since winning the presidential election, Mr Trump insisted that he is going to carry out his hardline immigration policy proposals, while insisting that he would build a wall between the US and Mexico.

“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million – it could be even three million – we are getting them out of the country or we are going to incarcerate,” Mr Trump told 60 Minutes.

 

 

“Be we’re getting them out of the country, they’re here illegally.”

He explained that once the border is “secure”, then the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement will assess the status of the remaining undocumented immigrants in the country.

“After the border is secure and after everything gets normalised, we’re going to make a determination on the people that they’re talking about who are terrific people, they’re terrific people but we are gonna make a determination at that,” he said. “But before we make that determination… it’s very important, we are going to secure our border.

 

When asked if he actually intends to build the wall along the southern border, Mr Trump simply replied, “Yes.”

However, Mr Trump explained that the wall along the 1,900 mile border would probably not be as grandiose as he promised – describing an iteration of the boundary between the two countries that essentially already exists.

 

There could be some fencing,” he said. “For certain areas I would [accept a fence], but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate. I’m very good at this, it’s called construction.”

The President-elect’s comments about mass deportations stand at odds with a statement made by Paul Ryan, the highest ranking Republican, on Sunday morning.

“We are not planning on erecting a deportation force. Donald Trump’s not planning on that,” Mr Ryan told CNN.

 

“I think we should put people’s minds at ease: That is not what our focus is. That is not what we’re focused on. We’re focused on securing the border,” he added. “We think that’s first and foremost, before we get into any other immigration issue, we’ve got to know who’s coming and going into the country – we’ve got to secure the border.”

 

Mr Ryan’s remarks seemed to indicate yet another U-turn in policy proposals for the President-elect. On Friday, he told the Wall Street Journal that he would more than likely keep some parts of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as “Obamacare”, rather than completely repealing it.

“Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced,” Mr Trump told the newspaper following his 90-minute meeting with President Barack Obama. “I told him I will look at his suggestions and, out of respect, I will do that.”

While Mr Obama said he felt “encouraged” by the Thursday meeting, a signifcant number of Americans believe Mr Trump’s election will mark a dark, new phase for the United States, as he intends to dismantle much of the sitting President’s legacy.

 

Millions of protesters took to the streets after election night to protest over Mr Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton. While the New York businessman did win enough electoral votes to make it to the White House, Ms Clinton took the popular vote – more than any US president in history, with the exception of Mr Obama.

Protests filled roads in major cities, like Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago, and echoed with chants of “not my president” and “dump Trump”. Dissenters are using the protests to rebuke the racism and bigotry promoted by the Trump campaign, as manifested through policy proposals like building a wall along the border, mass deportations, and the blockade of Muslim immigrants.

Mr Trump’s victory has galvanised white supremacists across the country, as a wave of reported hate crimes reaches new highs.

 

Neo-Nazi and Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin exalted Mr Trump as a “God Emperor” following Tuesday night’s election results.

“Our Glorious Leader has ascended to God Emperor. Make no mistake about it: we did this. If it were not for us, it wouldn’t have been possible,” he wrote. “[T]he White race is back in the game. And if we’re playing, no one can beat us. The winning is not going to stop.”

The Ku Klux Klan also announced a victory parade for the beginning of December in North Carolina.

Civil rights organisations are preparing themselves for the incoming Trump administration. The American Civil Liberties Union published a full-page ad in the New York Times with an open letter threatening to sue Mr Trump.

 

“if you do not reverse course and endeavor to make these campaign promises a reality,” the ACLU wrote, “you will have to contend with the full firepower of the ACLU at your every step.”

A Muslim teacher receives an anonymous note about her headscarf: ‘Hang yourself with it’

A Muslim teacher in a Georgia high school said someone left her an anonymous note in her classroom on Friday, telling her that her “headscarf isn’t allowed anymore.”

The note, scribbled in black ink, also told her to “tie” her headscarf around her neck and “hang yourself with it.”

The note ended with the word “America” along with a drawing of the American flag.

Mairah Teli, a teacher at Dacula High School in Gwinnett County, located outside Atlanta, posted a picture of the note to her Facebook page Friday.

“As a Muslim, I wear a headscarf as a practice of my faith. I want to share this to raise awareness about the reality and climate of our community. Spreading hate isn’t going to ‘make America great again,’” she wrote.

Sloan Roach, a spokeswoman for the Gwinnett County Schools, said in a statement that school officials are working to find out who wrote the note.

“We take a threat against a staff member a serious matter,” Roach said.

It’s unclear at this time whether the person who wrote it was inspired by Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, but Teli’s post on Facebook assumed as much.

“I feel children feel safe making comments that are racist or sexist because of him,” she told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The incident comes as similar incidents involving harassment and hateful messages against people from certain backgrounds were reported in other parts of the country following Trump’s victory. On the campaign trail, the president-elect had promised to keep Muslims from entering the United States. He later backed off from a complete ban, saying his proposal would keep immigrants from countries that have been “compromised by terrorism.”

In his victory speech, Trump kept a unifying tone and promised to be “president of all Americans” — a departure from his campaign rhetoric.

“He said, ‘We’re going to calm the waters. We’re going to bring people together,’” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told Fox News on Wednesday morning.

 

 

But the aftermath of the election is anything but calm, as waves of anti-Trump protests — some more violent than others — spread across the country. Protests continue Saturday, four days after the election.

 

But division and vitriol seem to have intensified in the past few days.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of harassment and intimidation since Trump was elected. Many were directed toward African Americans, immigrants, Muslims and the LGBT community.

The nonprofit group tallied individual incidents reported on the news and on social media, as well as those reported directly to the organization’s website. The center, however, cautioned that not all incidents involved direct references to Trump, and not every incident could be independently verified. Many of the incidents were vandalisms, while others involved direct attacks.

In Ohio, a Muslim woman, her children and elderly parents were threatened by a man while they were stopped at a traffic light, according to the Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The man allegedly approached the family’s car, banged on the window, and told the woman that she “doesn’t belong in this country” — while yelling obscenities and taking pictures of her children.

In Pennsylvania, students were seen on video holding a Trump sign and parading through the hallways of their York County school. One student shouted “white power,” police said. Minority students at the York County School of Technology said the harassment has been an issue for a month but has gotten worse since Trump was elected.

Victorria Markle, who is part black, told the York Dispatch that other students have called her the n-word and have threatened to kill her. Eibreha Drayden, who is part Mexican, said students have called her “Papi” and whistled at her like a dog.

 

In Michigan, students at Royal Oak Middle School chanted “build the wall” during lunch period in their school’s cafeteria. A Facebook video that appears to show the incident had been viewed 10 million times as of Saturday.

In Georgia’s DeKalb County, located next to the county where Teli teaches, a teacher was removed from class after allegedly going on a racist tirade against undocumented immigrants, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The Washington Post was unable to immediately contact Teli on Saturday.

Teli, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is a California native who grew up in Gwinnett County and teaches language arts at Dacula High School.

She told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that after receiving the note, she told her students that she would be happy to speak with them about why she wears a headscarf.

“We are living in a time with a lot of disagreement, a lot of conflict,” Teli said, adding that it’s important to teach students to disagree peacefully and respectfully.

Lindsey Bever and Sarah Larimer contributed to this article.

 

Source : https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/11/12/a-muslim-teacher-receives-an-anonymous-note-about-her-headscarf-hang-yourself-with-it/

The Muslim country congratulating ‘His Excellency’ Donald Trump

Bangladeshi prime minister sends fawning letter praising his ‘extraordinary leadership to serving the American people and global humanity’ – despite his campaign trail statements about Muslims

 

 

 

He may have called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

While on the campaign trail, President-elect Trump may also have claimed – falsely – that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey “where you have large Arab populations” were cheering when the Twin Towers came down in the September 11 attacks.

That, though, does not seem to have stopped the prime minister of the country with the fourth largest Muslim population in the world from appearing to welcome Donald Trump with open arms and a fawning letter now he has been elected US President.

Either through genuine conviction or diplomatic necessity, Sheikh Hasina, prime minister of Bangladesh, home to 145 million Muslims, has wasted no time in congratulating Mr Trump and heaping praise on his “extraordinary leadership to serving the American people and global humanity.”

The letter, which follows United Nations protocol in addressing Mr Trump as “Excellency”,  cordially invites him and his wife Melania to Bangladesh, and pays tribute to “the warm, friendly people of the United States.”

There is no mention of Mr Trump’s campaign comments, the Islamophobia of some of his supporters, or the fact that delighted ex- Klu Klux Klan ‘grand wizard’ David Duke has claimed “our people played a huge role in electing Trump.”

“Excellency,” Ms Hasina’s letter begins, “On behalf of the Government and the people of Bangladesh, I convey our congratulations to you on your election as the 45th President of the United States of America.

“Your victory is certainly a testimony to your extraordinary leadership quality to serving the American people and also the global humanity. [sic]”

US Muslims warned not to wear hijab after Donald Trump’s shock election victory

Anti-Muslim rhetoric prompts fears of a new wave of Islamophobia across the US

 

 

 

 

American Muslims have expressed “tremendous levels of fear” after Donald Trump was unexpectedly elected as the 45th President of the United States, with some saying they had been warned not to wear their hijabs.

The Republican has consistently criticised Muslims and during the campaign pledged to ban them from entering the USA, promising a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims” entering the country.

Many social media users responded with anxiety to his shock victory, with one Twitter user saying her mother had ordered her not to wear her hijab for fear of racist reprisals.

 

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The tweet captured the sense of anxiety among US Muslims, many of whom fear a rise in Islamophobia in the US under Mr Trump’s leadership.

As well as promising to ban Muslims entering the US, the new President-elect previously told countrymen that “Islam hates us” and claimed the religion is defined partly by “tremendous hatred”.

He also claimed the mother of a Muslim US soldier killed in combat was “not allowed to speak” at the Democratic convention because of her faith, despite there being no evidence that this was the case.

 

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A spokesman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations said American Muslims were anxiously waiting to see what would happen following Mr Trump’s election.

He told The Independent: “There are tremendous levels of fear given the anti-Muslim rhetoric we have seen from Donald Trump during this campaign.”

“Now we have to wait and see if it was all an act or if he’s really going to carry out these bigoted policies”.

“We will continue to defend the civil rights of all American regardless of who is in office. “

The organisation’s Executive Director, Nihad Awad, added: “The American Muslim community will continue to mobilize to challenge bigotry, to uphold justice and to protect the freedoms and rights of all Americans”

“American Muslims are here to stay. We are not going anywhere, and will not be intimidated or marginalized.”

 

source : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-elections/us-election-muslims-react-donald-trump-islam-islamophobia-a7408401.html

Donald Trump statement on banning Muslims from US has disappeared from his website

Donald Trump’s team has removed the statement on his website to ban all Muslims from the US.

On the same night that millions of votes were pouring in for the real estate mogul turned politician, the page linking to his December statement regarding a temporary and complete Muslim has been removed.

The page now redirects to his a page encouraging voters to donate to his campaign.

 

The page was available on the morning of the election on 8 November, according to online caches. But the redirected was added later the same night.

Caches like the Wayback Machine work by crawling websites intermittently and making a copy of what it finds there. As such, it’s not possible to say exactly what time the redirect was added, but only that the change had been made between those two times it was crawled.

 

Mr Trump was widely condemned for his call shortly after the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015 to temporarily ban all Muslims until he figured out “what the hell was going on”.

Mr Trump and his allies have consistently defended the ban, insisting the measure was about Americans’ “safety” and not about discriminating against religion. Videos and speeches defending the ban remain on the Trump campaign website.

The Trump campaign could not be immediately contacted.

It is not the first time the Trump team has scrubbed pages from its websites.

After speculation rose that Melania Trump did not not complete her university degree, her biography page was taken down and started to redirect to Mr Trump’s golf course.

Mr Trump won the presidential election on 8 November with 279 electoral votes.

Thousands of Hard-Line Muslims Rally Against Jakarta’s Governor for Alleged Blasphemy

Tens of thousands of Muslim protesters rallied in the heart of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta to demand the city’s Governor Basuki T. Purnama — popularly known by his Chinese nickname Ahok — to be prosecuted for alleged blasphemy.

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One person died and several injured following clashes between protesters and the police in the evening, the Associated Press reported.

The protesters, many of whom traveled from outside Jakarta, filled Istiqlal Mosque, the city’s biggest house of worship, earlier in the day and later marched to the presidential palace. After Friday prayers, the crowd rallied beneath a banner reading “Detain Ahok,” while white-clad protesters sang and chanted, “Kill Ahok.”

Other protesters yelled, “Topple Jokowi,” referring to Indonesian President Joko Widodo, whose party backs Basuki in the gubernatorial election next year. Authorities deployed about 20,000 police and military personnel in anticipation of violence and many schools and offices gave students and employees a day off.

By the afternoon, save for some racist and violent chants, the protest was largely free of clashes. But when the protesters refused to leave the area around the presidential palace in the evening, throwing bottles and stones at the police. The police then fired tear gas and the mob retaliated by burning police vehicles. The demonstrators later marched to the parliamentary building and there were reports of riots in Chinese neighborhoods in the north of Jakarta, near the private residence of Basuki.

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Hearing about the violence, some protesters react in anger, some in disbelief. “If we had known, we would have burned those belonging to the Chinese,” one tells TIME as he stands in front of the parliament building. Another one says: “It’s impossible we are involved in the riots in North Jakarta,” — to which his friend adds: “We came for peace.”

Chief Security Minister Wiranto said: “We don’t want conflicts. But some people, we believe demonstrators, attacked the security apparatus.”

Earlier in the afternoon, a protester from Tangerang, in the outskirts of Jakarta, who only wanted to give his name as Uje, said he took part in the protest “because of my religion. All of the religious followers are offended. If we follow Islam, we would be offended; except the non-religious, who will be defending him [Basuki].”

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Bambang Suherman, a Jakarta resident who rallied in front of the presidential palace, told TIME this afternoon: “I think the demonstration today has reached the target, the message is there: giving pressure.”

The candidacy of Basuki — who is ethnic Chinese and a Christian — has long been controversial among hard-line and ultra-conservative Muslims, who argue they shouldn’t have a non-Muslim leader. The protests were called after claims the governor insulted Islam. In a speech on Sept. 27, he said: “Ladies and gentlemen, you don’t have to vote for me because you’ve been lied to by those using [the Quran’s] Surah al-Maidah verse 51. That’s your right.”

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Hard-liners at the Islamic Defenders’ Front (FPI) — a religious organization that has long been at odds with the uncompromising Basuki — seized the opportunity to accuse him of blasphemy, report him to the police and whip up anti-Chinese sentiments.

Read More: Indonesia Reaches Racial Milestone With Chinese Governor of Jakarta

Basuki has since apologized for his remark, but the police investigation over the alleged blasphemy continues. Defenders of Basuki said a transcript and video of his words that went viral on social media, sparking anger, had been edited.

Friday’s protest didn’t escape the attention of Indonesian jihadists. Photos circulated on social media appeared to show pro-al-Qaeda fighters in Syria posing with “anti-Ahok” messages. There were also reports of Indonesian ISIS supporters calling on sympathizers to commit terrorist acts in the country on Friday. Jakarta has been on high alert for days, following fears that extremist Muslims from across the country would be flocking to the Indonesian capital.

After saying nothing for weeks, President Jokowi — who was Jakarta governor before his deputy, Basuki, succeeded him — scrambled Monday to try to cool tensions by visiting his political rival Prabowo Subianto. Prabowo’s party endorses another candidate for Jakarta’s gubernatorial election. The President also met with leaders of Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s biggest Muslim organizations, and the Indonesian Ulema Council the following day.

On the eve of the mass demonstration, the Communication and Information Ministry blocked 11 Islamic websites deemed to have spread hate speech.

“I think the fear of trouble, the overwhelming presence of police and the exhortations by all Muslim leaders to ensure that it stays peaceful have kept it relatively orderly — so far,” says Sidney Jones, of the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict in Jakarta.

On Oct. 14, the FPI led thousands of protesters, from the Indonesian capital and outside, to demand authorities prosecute Basuki for blasphemy.

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The rise of Basuki as Jakarta governor was hailed as a milestone in 2014, 16 years after an anti-Chinese riot engulfed the Indonesian capital. Political observers say that his case would be a test for Indonesia, the country with the world’s largest Muslim population that prides itself as a beacon of democracy and tolerance.

The race for Jakarta’s top job is a hotly contested one. One of the three contenders is former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s son. So far, Basuki leads in opinion polls.

“Very few people have had the courage to suggest that what Ahok said was aimed not at the Quran, but at the people who were using a Quranic verse to suggest that a non-Muslim couldn’t govern Muslims,” Jones tells TIME. “What’s at stake is the quality of Indonesian democracy: Will public policy continue to be set by hard-liners and mass action in the street, and will anyone stand up for the right of non-Muslim Indonesians to have an equal right with Muslims to govern?”

With reporting by Febriana Firdaus / Jakarta

Source : http://time.com/4558113/jakarta-blasphemy-protest-basuki/