Trump’s Muslim ban will make us all less safe.
Despite a multitude of splits and disagreements between groups, the fundamental narrative of Daesh, Al-Qaida, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, Al-Shabab and so on, is that there is undying enmity between the Islamic and the Western World. When President Trump signs executive orders to ban Muslims from certain countries, what he does is underpin that same fundamental narrative of undying enmity which is so crucial for the support and recruitment of terrorist organisations like Daesh.
The irony of ironies is that President Trump does this in the name of making America safe from Islamic Terrorism. Not only does he fail the very electorate he seeks to serve, but with every unfounded and reactive foreign policy announcement he only further fans the flames of international terrorism worldwide. The only people happy with this policy are far right populists in the West, and Islamist extremists worldwide. The free world has just become a little less free – and certainly not a single bit safer.