‘Trump showed the true face of US to the world’: 5-year-old Muslim child clamped at airport as he poses a “security risk” to Great Satan US
The administration of US President Donald Trump has come under fire for saying that even Muslim children pose a “security risk” to the country.
Outrage ensuing from the Trump administration’s entry ban against the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries peaked earlier this week, after it caused hardship for a 1-year-old Iraqi boy, who was sent to the US for treatment after suffering serious burns at a refugee camp, the Time reported Wednesday.
The parents of the boy had obtained visas to join their baby boy, Dilbreen (pictured below), who is slated to undergo surgery later this week. However, their permits to enter the US were revoked after Trump’s order.
“So they are stranded in Iraq,” said Carrie Schuchardt, who works at the Massachusetts social-services organization House of Peace, where Dilbreen’s family was going to stay. “The child is here. The need for surgery is pressing.”
Trump has come under fire both inside the US and abroad since Friday, when he signed an executive order that halted all refugee admissions for four months, banned Syrian refugees indefinitely and barred visitors and immigrants from Iran, Libya, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering America for 90 days.
White House defends detention of 5-year-old Iranian
Earlier this week, the White House defended the detention of a 5-year-old Iranian boy, arguing that Muslims are a threat regardless of their age.
“To assume that just because of someone’s age and gender that they don’t pose a threat would be misguided and wrong,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said during his daily briefing on Monday.
Footage surfaced over the weekend, showing a teary-eyed Iranian mother at Dulles International airport in Washington DC anxiously waiting for her detained son to be released.
The boy, an American citizen, was flown to America with another family and reportedly spent hours in police custody before being reunited with her mom.
The mother sang “happy birthday” to her son in both Farsi and English, giving the impression that the boy went through the discriminating process on his birthday.
In the short video clip, the boy is heard innocently asking his mom and aunt if they can go to Legoland later.
Following the directive, thousands of Americans staged demonstrations and gathered in airports across the country to oppose the ban.
Four states of New York, Massachusetts, Virginia and Washington have taken the legal path to sue Trump.
Iran has censured the “insulting” decision, putting together a task force to respond to the move in kind.
Even America’s closes ally, the UK, could not hide its disappointment with the ban, with Home Secretary Amber Rudd saying it worked right into the hands of Daesh (ISIL) as a “propaganda opportunity.”
“We are not thankful of that (Obama’s) administration at all because it imposed heavy sanctions (against Tehran) with the aim of crippling the Iranian nation and the Islamic Republic and of course, it didn’t attain its goal as no other enemy will be able to cripple this great nation either,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in Tehran on Tuesday, addressing the Army’s Air Force and Air Defense commanders and personnel.
“Why should we thank the former US administration? For the anti-Iran sanctions? For the creation of the ISIL? For setting fire on Syria and Iraq? Or for their hypocrisy, that is they express sincerity and tendency for cooperation in a private letter but show clear support for sedition (unrests) after the 2009 (presidential) election?” he added in reaction to Trump’s comments that Tehran should thank the Obama administration.
“These are instances of the same velvet glove worn by the former US administration over its iron clad,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
He also blasted Trump’s recent remarks that the Iranians should fear him, and said, “Iranians don’t fear threats.”
Ayatolllah Khamenei, meantime, thanked Trump for showing Washington’s real face to the world, and said he proved the correctness of Iran’s warnings about the political, economic, social and moral corruption in the US ruling system.
In relevant remarks on Monday, Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri deplored the US officials’ threats against Iran, stressing that Washington, itself, will be harmed by its hostile behavior towards Tehran.
“We welcome the language of talks and interaction and those who speak with the Iranian nation with the language of threat and impolitely will certainly lose,” Jahangiri told reporters in the Southern city of Abadan.
Expressing the hope that the US would stop its hostilities against Iran, he said, “There is a very tall wall of distrust between Iran and the US because in many cases, the Americans have played a role against the Iranian nation and these issues cannot be wiped off the Iranian nation’s mind easily and any soon.”