Donald Trump Threatening Human Rights

by Marc-Andre1 on February 10, 2017 - 5:31pm

The American Presidential election of 2016 shed light to the businessman Donald J. Trump’s real value and intentions. Most people called him racist and misogynists although, on November 8, 2016, he was elected President of the United States. One of the reasons for his election was his view on Muslims and terrorism.

The newly elected President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, poses a threat to human rights in American soil as well as abroad. The xenophobic and racist businessman vows to Americans to protect them against terrorism by banning entry from Muslim countries or deported any illegal immigrant found in America. This ban created a wave of xenophobia and violent acts targeting Muslims on American soil. This action undertaken by President Trump violated 11 articles of the Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations (article 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19 & 20). American justice court deemed the travel ban unconstitutional yet; Donald J. Trump vowed to his people that some actions would be taken against terrorists (Lander par. 5).  President Trump even revealed to be in favour of methods of torture even after being told of their inefficacy by his defense secretary Gen. James N. Mattis (Lander par. 5).  Trump’s xenophobia and installed travel ban goes against Humanistic views. Since the ban forbid American citizens from traveling to Muslim countries based on the bias that they might be terrorists. It is not compassionate and threatens the security of Muslims, who are equal human being as any American.

            I find it is an important topic because it creates on racism in America, which often ends violent altercations. If not addressed, the situation can develop into a civil war between xenophobic and tolerant citizens. The rise of one bad leader influence many armed Americans who can one day turn around a start a massacre in order to make “America Great Again.” The travel ban also blocks refugees of war zone a safe haven in America therefore it affects not only America but also everyone.

            As can be seen Donald J. Trump and his radical views are threatening the lives of millions, Americans and foreign. Many human groups are afraid of the repercussion of his actions on visible minority groups. On numerous occasions, Trump’s policies interfere and violate articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations.  Could it be possible to be worse than Trump?

 

Lander, Mark. “Human Rights Group Portrays U.S. as Major Threat, Citing Trump.” New York Times, Jan. 13, 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/12/us/politics/human-rights-watch-trump.html?_r=0. Accessed 8 Feb.2017.

 

United Nations. “ Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. Dec. 10 1948, http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/. Accessed 8 Feb. 2017.

Comments

I completely agree with you. It makes absolutely no sense to banned Muslims immigrants that have been living in the country for years. Fun fact, 94% of terrorist attack in the U.S have been done by non-Muslims.

I truly believe that the newly inaugurated president demonstrates strong beliefs for banning muslim's as in his eyes they are defined as a religion of hate, However, as a fellow muslim, trump's ban on muslim countries are both unconstitutional and inhumane and I am glad that the judge in California truly showed what was wrong with the ban and that the power of the president should be controlled.

I agree with your statements and I was drawn to your post because human rights are a big deal to me as well as millions of others living as minorities in todays day in age. Whether it concerns gender, age or ethnicity, the motive of human rights is to support equality among each and every person. Unfortunately, certain countries such as Syria, Sudan and Pakistan do not have that privilege but it is crazy to think that my neighbouring country is being led by someone who is threatening something that other countries would die to have. Its unfortunate that it can be taken advantage of.

I share to same opinion as you do as I believe this ban expresses racism and is not humanistic at all. Great content in your article and nice research. Well done.

I love your article. Personally, I can't even believe that a country rated 14th in the best education in the world (according to pearson.com), elected an awful man like Donald Trump. He is taking this country backwards by enforcing racist, xenophobic, and sexist laws and comments onto the people. I think that we reached the peak of stupidity by electing this man and I am ashamed of every single one of his supporters for encouraging him to destroy human lives by harassing them and by taking away their rights. I support your article 100% and I am proud to see that a lot of people think the same way about Trump that I do.

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