Trump’s recent announcement of his plan to effectively ban Muslims from entering the United States has stirred up an immense amount of controversy, to say the least. Comparisons to Hitler were made by the Times of Israel, Daily Mail, and New York Daily News.
I don’t even agree with Trump on this issue, but liberals who are going to criticize Trump will have to denounce their own liberal icons to be intellectually consistent. We all know, for example, of Japanese internment under FDR, but a lesser known history is the policy Jimmy Carter put into place during the Iranian hostage crisis.
To quote from Frontpage Mag:
During the Iranian hostage crisis, Carter issued a number of orders to put pressure on Iran. Among these, Iranians were banned from entering the United States unless they oppose the Shiite Islamist regime or had a medical emergency.
Here’s Jimmy “Hitler” Carter saying it back in 1980.
“Fourth, the Secretary of Treasury [State] and the Attorney General will invalidate all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States, effective today. We will not reissue visas, nor will we issue new visas, except for compelling and proven humanitarian reasons or where the national interest of our own country requires. This directive will be interpreted very strictly.”
As for Iranian students studying in the U.S.:
In November 1979, the Attorney General had given all Iranian students one month to report to the local immigration office. Around 7,000 were found in violation of their visas. Around 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the US.
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