Monday, May 15, 2017

The law is an ass

Or rather, this lawyer is, if, as he appears to be doing, he is arguing that Trump's executive order on immigration violates Muslims' religious freedom by mentioning "honor" killings.

Upate: Correction - as Veeshir points out in the comments, this legal fracas has to do with an executive order on collecting information, not immigration.


Veeshir said...

All the hyperbole on this issue is really ticking me off.
Here are the mentions of Islam in the travel restriction part
This is talking about the previous order that a different judge decided went against his politics.

(iv) Executive Order 13769 did not provide a basis for discriminating
for or against members of any particular religion. While that order allowed
for prioritization of refugee claims from members of persecuted religious
minority groups, that priority applied to refugees from every nation, including
those in which Islam is a minority religion, and it applied to minority
sects within a religion. That order was not motivated by animus toward
any religion, but was instead intended to protect the ability of religious
minorities—whoever they are and wherever they reside—to avail themselves
of the USRAP in light of their particular challenges and circumstances.

Libya. Libya is an active combat zone, with hostilities between the
internationally recognized government and its rivals. In many parts of
the country, security and law enforcement functions are provided by armed
militias rather than state institutions. Violent extremist groups, including
the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

So defending the previous order and talking about the murderous Islamists in ISIS.
The bit about honor killings had nothing to do with any travel restriction.

Sec. 11. Transparency and Data Collection. (a) To be more transparent
with the American people and to implement more effectively policies and
practices that serve the national interest, the Secretary of Homeland Security,
in consultation with the Attorney General, shall, consistent with applicable
law and national security, collect and make publicly available the following
information: ...
(iii) information regarding the number and types of acts of gender-based
violence against women, including so-called ‘‘honor killings,’’ in the United
States by foreign nationals; and...

So that was about releasing information to Americans about this and had nothing to do with the travel restriction.
So telling people about honor killings is Islamophobic while committing them is..what? Not a big deal? I mean, it's not as if they're killing rich, white, liberals. They're just killing their daughters, mothers and wives.

I hate today sometimes.

RebeccaH said...

I hate today almost every day, Veeshir, just because the crazies have taken over the asylum. "Honor" killing is murder, I don't care what religion you are, and shame, shame, shame on the left for dismissing it as part of a "religion".