As Donald Trump has used the London attacks as a means to help promote his “Travel Ban’ in the United States, those in London are cleaning up from an incident that they realize could not have been avoided with such.
Today London Police named two of the three men responsible for the horrendous attacks this past weekend. One was 27-year-old Khuram Butt and the other was 30-year-old Rachid Redouane. Neither of these men were from the list of countries on Donald Trump’s travel ban, so even if London were to screen individuals based on Trump’s methodology, this incident would not have been avoided.
Khuram Shazad Butt is actually a British citizen, born in Pakistan. Rachid Redouane (AKA Rachid Elkhdar), was a pastry chef of Moroccan-Libyan decent, living in Dublin, Ireland for the past 5 years, up until recently when he and his Scottish wife moved to London. Neither of these men would have fit into Donald Trump’s travel ban criteria, and wouldn’t have been vetted any harder than someone from another European country.
So what exactly is Trump so emphatically tweeting about? The unconstitutional laws that he tried to put into effect wouldn’t have done anything more than current U.S. vetting processes in inhibiting these men from coming to America. While you can’t exactly say for sure if these men would have made it to America if they had tried, you can say for sure that Trump’s newly added rules wouldn’t have prohibited them from doing so. All the while, 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were from a country not on Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’ list, Saudi Arabia.