Creatrix Tiara

Creatrix Tiara

The author is highly interested in issues of liminality, inclusivity, and intersectionality, especially in arts, media, tech, education, and activism. She is currently open to opportunities in Malaysia, Australia, and elsewhere. She tweets as @creatrixtiara (twitter.com/creatrixtiara)

Donald Trump doesn’t need to ban all Muslims — that’s happening already

People are calling Donald Trump’s call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States “ridiculous” and “contrary to our views as Americans”. Some have pointed out that this isn’t really surprising: the other Republican candidates have not-dissimilar platforms, and Trump is just playing off already existing Islamophobic sentiment. What really shouldn’t be surprising is this: the plans he’s proposing are already policy — not just in the US, but worldwide, particularly in Western/Anglo sphere/Five-Eyes countries. Post 9/11, visa and immigration policy to the US has been targeted directly against Muslims by targeting countries with a significant Muslim population. Muslim countries saw their requirements for getting US visas tightened, ...

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