Trump’s “Muslim Ban” Misses The Mark In All But One Case!

A lot of pixels have been spilled over Trump’s “Muslim Ban.” I just went through and checked a list of terror attacks since (and including) 9/11, and guess what… only one of the attackers were from nations now subject to “extreme vetting!”

Here’s the list of the seven affected nations:

The executive order also suspends visa entry into the U.S. from seven countries that have predominately Muslim populations. They include: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Sudan and Yemen.

Now, here’s a list of terror attacks and where the attackers came from:

In summary, whether Trump’s actions are good policy or not — and that’s another debate — his list of countries is missing a lot of places where terrorism seems to come from, and includes a lot of countries that have never generated a terrorist attack! He’s going after exactly the wrong people!

We Don’t Have To Fix Everything

This comes from my pastor’s sermon this morning. Speaking about Psalm 139, specifically verses 19-22, he points out that David talks about the enemies of God, but notes that David doesn’t insist on fixing what he sees as a problem himself. Rather, he turns it over to God.

I think in politics today we have a lot of people — too many people, probably — who believe if we could just get the right person in the Oval Office, or the right person in the Attorney General’s office, or the right person in whatever place, they’d be able to fix everything. Unfortunately, that’s not the way God planned it.

We see in the story of Abraham how disastrously wrong things can go when humans try to fix things. To recap the story, Sarah was barren, yet God had promised Abraham a son. So Sarah had the bright idea of Abraham sleeping with her servant, to give him a son. It worked, and Ishmael was born. Ishmael went on to be the father of the Arab nations, where Islam was developed.

Let us each quit looking for a secular savior and instead look to the One True Savior, whose name is Jesus.