During a question-and-answer session yesterday at a town hall event in Manchester, N.H., an audience member asked Donald Trump, “Why aren’t we putting our military retirees on that border or in TSA? Get rid of all these hibi-jabis they wear at TSA?”
Mr. Trump responded (watch the video below) with, “I understand”. . .You know, and we are looking at that, and we are looking at that. We’re looking at a lot of things.”
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) focused has on the word “hibi-jabis.” The word was used by the person asking the question, not Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump was responding to the question, focused on the idea of using military retirees as border agents. This is consistent with Mr. Trump’s previous policy statements on border and national security.
CAIR recently demanded that Trump “stop the bigotry” after he stated on Fox News that assimilation of American Muslims is “pretty close” to nonexistent and that a “percentage” of American Muslims “want to do what this maniac [Omar Mateen] did in Orlando.” Trump also repeated his call for surveillance of American mosques.
What CAIR fears is a Trump administration that will not give special preference to Muslims when it comes to immigration, border security, law enforcement and national security. That is the issue, not the word hibi-jabis.
Since June of 2015 Donald Trump has made 59 policy statements. Here are links to articles of those that deal with national security:
- Deport 11 Million Immigrants
- Triple Number of Deportation Agents
- Force Cities and States to Help Deport Immigrants
- Force Mexico to Pay for Wall on US Border
- Strip US Citizenship from Babies Born to Immigrants
- Deport Syrian Refugees Legally in the U.S.
- Create Special Deportation Force to Remove Immigrants
- Ban All People from Countries with “History of Terrorism”
- Surveillance of U.S. Mosques
It is clear that CAIR does not want border security, does not want law enforcement to profile those Muslims and mosques with terrorist links, does not want Muslim migrants screened properly and certainly does not want anyone to end the current policy which allows TSA agents to wear the hijab.