“No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!”
“Let them go now!”
“No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here”
“No Ban, No Wall”
Those seem pretty harsh. Vulgar, even. Has the United States ever seen such a loud resistance to a president less than a week after his inauguration? In my opinion, and the opinions of the multitude of protesters, the protests are necessary.
Here are a few things I think we should all remember as we head into all of this:
Natural/Human Rights: Rights that everyone is born with. These are the most basic of rights and apply to everyone. If you would like a more comprehensive list of these rights, agreed upon by the United Nations, check out the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) right here.
Sharia Law: Just like the word “jihad”, many people are unsure of what “Sharia Law” really is. I know Arabic can be a harsh-sounding language, making this seem like an even more extreme term than it really is. Basically, Sharia Law is like the Ten Commandments. It is a moral code that keeps fairness and peace. If you have any questions about this, ask me! I’m more than willing to answer or try to find an answer for questions you have about Islam, being a Muslim-American, etc.
ICE Office(s): United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, more commonly referred to as ICE. The website briefly describes the organization in the following way: “ICE consists of three directorates to accomplish the agency’s mission, including Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and Management and Administration (M&A).” ICE has been receiving a lot of attention lately for their raids. The result of these is the capture of many illegal immigrants and refugees, and the response has been mixed.
In the interest of keeping this piece compact, I would suggest checking out the references below and forming more of your own opinion about what’s going on.