Cartoons On Trump’s “Muslim Ban” from Around the World
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
-Sonnet by Emma Lazarus. (mounted inside the Statue of Liberty monument)Artist: Marian Kamensky. Slovakia
Trump has been making good on many of his campaign promises. During the first weeks of his presidency his executive orders have swiftly imposed Brietbart themed initiatives such as defunding Int. planned parenthood, freezing and muzzling the Environmental Protection Agency, erasing any mention of the Jewish people from the Whitehouse’s Holocaust statement, and now perhaps most egregiously (if one can measure) banning the entry of any Syrian refugees into the United States indefinitely, as well as suspending entry from 7 other predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East for the next 90 days.
Not only is this slamming the door on the men, women, and children fleeing incredibly dangerous situations abroad, it endangers those on the ground who are helping the US and it’s military. Those who work as interpreters for the US army and their families for example, now they no longer have a sanctuary to go to when our enemies come for them. How many of our allies in these countries will simply close their doors on US forces now? In a time where we need friends on the ground more than ever.
Here is how the cartoonist of the world have responded, sometimes a cartoon can be worth 10 thousand words.
OmanTimes of Oman
JordanArtist: Osama Hajjaj. Jordan
IrelandArtist: Eoin Kelleher. Dublin Ireland
SlovakiaArtist: Marian Kamensky. Slovakia
MexicoArtist Angel Boligan. El Universal
NorwayPublised on pluss.vg.no This is not actually in direct response to the Muslim ban but it is beautifully done none the less.
Artist: de Adder. HFX Herald
From the USAArtist: Kaveh Adel
Artist: Artist: Jimmy Margulies, NY USA
VermontArtist: Jeff Danziger The Rutland Herald
TexasArtist Lurry. Big Bend Gazetter
UtahArtist: Pat Bagley. The Salt Lake Tribune
CaliforniaArtist Horsey. La Times 2015
Now more than ever, our US ‘sanctuary cities’: San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Miami, Los Angelos and others must stand strong against the federal government. They must stand up for the founding principles of the United States of America, they must stand up to hate, cruelty, and intolerance because it is exclusion that leads to violence, it is distrust that leads to further war. There is a reason why the above mentioned cities are flourishing, why they are the centers of commerce, art, & ideas in our country. It is because they are diverse melting pots that do not discriminate against nationality, religion, or creed.