By Marvin Agyen
At a political rally in Birmingham, Alabama, Donald Trump stated he wants surveillance on Syrian refugees in America, and will deport them from America if he is elected President. Trump went on to say that a database on all Syrians in the country should be mandatory. But if he wins, he said, all Syrian refugees will be going back to Syria regardless of their religion, and others will be blocked from coming into the country.
I have never taken any of Donald Trump’s statements seriously, as most statements that come from him are very ignorant. I especially think that getting rid of Syrians is immoral and wrong.
Donald Trump also says mosques should be watched. As President, he would close down all Syrian mosques, despite the right to assembly and the right to religion. He has even said that in the past, after 9/11, police have tracked Syrian mosques to find out who committed the terrorist attacks on 9/11. He says that because of this, we can do it again.
The reason he says things like this is because he remembers people cheering when the two towers went down. Palestinian states were confirmed by CNN to have been cheering the destruction of the twin towers. But there is no record of Arabs in America cheering the destruction.
“I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down,” Trump said. “And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering. So something’s going on. We’ve got to find out what it is.”
I don’t believe what Donal Trump proposes makes any sense. Trump’s plans violate our Constitution. They violate our right to privacy. Discrimination against a religion, race or sex is illegal and immoral. Although a database on suspicious people is valid, America cannot do this to a certain race or religion. Doing it in the past was wrong, and the paranoia present in the country does not justify doing it again.