To truly be a Christian is to be Christ-like. Anyone who has read the Bible or studied religion knows that Jesus Christ was purported to be a man of love and kindness, not a man of hate or vengeance. Republican congressman Clay Higgins professes himself to be a Christian. After the terrorist attack in London, however, he posted the following on Facebook.
While few would disagree with hunting down terrorists and, if necessary, killing them, this post refers to something bigger than that. His suggestion that “their intended entry to the American homeland should be summarily denied,” speaks to Trump’s travel ban and to all Muslims. It is anti-Muslim rhetoric and is dangerous. It is also based on misinformation.
Since September 11th, 2001 there have been no terrorist attacks that have been committed by foreign nationals.
The idea that a travel ban will help to prevent future attacks is not based on facts. And if it were based on what has happened in the past than the very countries that Trump has targeted were not home to any of the terrorists guilty of murdering thousands of Americans. The majority of those terrorists came from the country he was wined and dined by, Saudi Arabia. The other terrorists came from countries not part of his ban including Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Emirates — all countries, it should be noted, where Trump does business.
Extremists are extremists. They never represent what is good and loving about the tenets of their religions. They foment anger and fear and prey on the vulnerable. There is nothing god-like about them.