There’s also a concept in Islam called taqiya, which allows Muslims to lie about their religion if they believe that they will be persecuted because of it. Apparently Trump wants to set up a comission “possibly headed” by Giuliani to study the policy, which should be easy, a piece of paper with the word NO written on it.
Since even Giuliani knows this is unconstitutional, that is what would be written.
And of course there are Christians in Islamic countries and Muslims in Christian countries, and I’d guess that European passports, at least, don’t have religion on them.
The numero uno problem - it would keep Richard Thompson from coming here to do concerts.
Trump is a moron and doesn’t like to think too hard. If he seriously tried it, it would be implemented inelegantly and with too many false positives.
Start with banning travel from Muslim-y countries, basically any country in the Mid-East except Israel. Nobody named Mohammed is getting in.
Then someone will tell Trump that actually, Indonesia has the highest number of Muslims of any country in the world, so he’ll quickly move to try and ban travel from there, except for the “obvious” Asians. You see, Trump is not a smart man, and he doesn’t like nuance like many Republicans. But he also knows his audience, so he’ll go with his gut feeling or “common” sense that the lowest common denominator feels is “street smarts”. You can travel from Indonesia, he’d say, if you’re obviously not Muslim, so don’t wear a turban or burqa (he doesn’t know the difference between headscarves), don’t have a Muslim-y name, and don’t speak any Arabic.
After the inevitable riots, civil unrest, and impeachment, the bans will be lifted and we can go back to being normal again.
*We should note that these figures refer to all gun-fire related deaths – not just homicides, but also suicides and accidental deaths. In 2011, about one-quarter of firearm-related deaths were homicides, according to FBI and CDC data. Using total firearm-related deaths makes the case against guns more dramatic than just using homicides alone.
So “all US wars” =1,171,177
Gun murders: about 350000.
Deaths caused by smoking about 17,200,000 (during that 43 year period)
Tobacco has killed more Americans than war ten times over. Tobacco has killed more Americans than gun murders FIFTY times over. (and that’s just for four decades of smoking).