Trump’s refugee policies of a piece with European Union policies on refugees

Trump’s ban on Muslims & his order to finish the wall on the Mexican border are a continuum with European Union policy toward refugees where thousands are stranded in subzero temperatures, thousands drown in the Mediterranean, & thousands are deported back to war zones.

What is also a continuum is Syrian, Russian, Iranian, & US responsibility for creating millions of war refugees in the first place. When protesting against the Muslim ban we should include placards denouncing US military intervention in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia along with protesting Syrian & Russian bombing of civilians.

That is not to minimize one iota the criminal role of US military intervention but to also condemn Assad & Putin for the carpet bombing of civilians in Syria.