Facts can be irritating and stubborn, especially when they expose blatant hypocrisy.
The internet has made it difficult to hide from facts. Amidst the fake news stories, conspiracy theories, and downright lies, there is the truth.
When Donald Trump made his comments about Muslims in New Jersey, he was immediately denounced as a liar. Based on a CBS video report that was given soon after the 9/11 attacks, Breitbart led with this article: “Trump 100% Vindicated: CBS Reports ‘Swarm’ On Rooftops Celebrating 9/11.” It wasn’t the “thousands” that Trump claimed, but it was closer to the truth than what the media were reporting.
Add to this story: “9 Pieces of Documentation that Vindicate Trump’s Claim of 9/11 Muslim Celebrations.”
Now we learn that a previous Democrat President did what Trump is proposing regarding halting for a period of time (not forever) immigration of Muslims from Muslim nations. You don’t have to agree with either decision, but it’s important to make the facts known.
Trump’s hyperbole is at least forcing all of us to assess the issues without being strong-armed by the media. There is now more discussion of topics that were once swept under the carpet than there has been in a long time. we may be seeing the de delegitimizing of the mainstream media happening right before our eyes.
The following is from Daniel Greenfield’s article “Carter Banned Iranians from Coming to US During Hostage Crisis” published at FrontPageMag (Be sure to read Greenfield’s article on what FDR did: “FDR Halted German, Japanese Naturalization after Pearl Harbor“):
Trump is a monster, a madman and a vile racist. He’s just like Hitler. Or Jimmy Carter.
During the Iranian hostage crisis, Carter issued a number of orders to put pressure on Iran. Among these, Iranians were banned from entering the United States unless they oppose the Shiite Islamist regime or had a medical emergency.
Here’s Jimmy “Hitler” Carter saying it back in 1980.
Fourth, the Secretary of Treasury [State] and the Attorney General will invalidate all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States, effective today. We will not reissue visas, nor will we issue new visas, except for compelling and proven humanitarian reasons or where the national interest of our own country requires. This directive will be interpreted very strictly.
Apparently barring people from a terrorist country is not against “our values” after all. It may even be “who we are.” Either that or Carter was a racist monster just like Trump.
Meanwhile here’s how the Iranian students in the US were treated.
Carter orders 50,000 Iranian students in US to report to immigration office with view to deporting those in violation of their visas. On 27 December 1979, US appeals court allows deportation of Iranian students found in violation.
In November 1979, the Attorney General had given all Iranian students one month to report to the local immigration office. Around 7,000 were found in violation of their visas. Around 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the US.
Meanwhile any Iranians entering the US were forced to undergo secondary screening.
Interestingly enough, Carter did this by invoking the Nationality Act of 1952. A law originally opposed by Democrats for its attempt to restrict Communist immigration to the United States.
“If this oasis of the world should be overrun, perverted, contaminated, or destroyed, then the last flickering light of humanity will be extinguished,” Senator McCarran said of the law. He was a Democrat.
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