Just Bulletin

Racial Justice Bulletin – January 2017 Overview

JUST Speak’s
President Trump’s Policy on refugees and banning 7 Muslim countries is both unconstitutional and discriminatory!

Let me make it clear, without any specific authorisation from congress, Trump’s government cannot discriminate based on religion, nationality or place of residence, which is exactly what Trump ordered.

Trump supporters continue to point to an earlier law, adopted in 1952, that allows the president to “suspend the entry” of “any class of aliens” that he finds are detrimental to the interest of the United States. But from our research, we can confirm, that the law that Trump’s supporters refer to was superseded by a 1965 statute. Besides this fact, the 1952 law does not allow the president to remove those who are lawfully present (such as visa holders at airports).

Furthermore, without question, Trump’s order unconstitutionally discriminates on the basis of religion. Under the 1st Amendment, the government does not have the power to favour one religion over others. Although Trump’s executive order does not expressly exclude Muslims, that is obviously its purpose and its effect as it bars entry to individuals from predominantly Muslim countries. It also instructs Homeland Security, after the 120-day period, to prioritise refugee claims “made by individuals on the basis of religious-based persecution, provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual’s country of nationality.”

What does that mean exactly?

The fact is Trump has told news channels in the USA and abroad to prioritise Christian refugees – over and above all other faiths.

Two key facts stick out –

1.  The American Constitution does not allow such religious discrimination or permit the government to assume that a person is more likely to be dangerous because of his or her religion, national origin or race.

2.  No refugee has ever been convicted of terrorist offence – therefore rendering Trump’s argument a complete and utter lie.

The most astounding aspect of Trump’s executive order is that the seven countries that he has banned from America, in none of them does he actually have any business interests, unlike nearby nations such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, among others, where the Trump organisation seems to be very much alive.

Hey, but don’t just blame Trump for putting economic interests before humanity, to the contrary our own Prime Minister’s unwillingness to condemn the American inhumane policy due to the economic interests of the UK is equally abhorrent.

Moreover, what makes this executive order even more idiotic (no disrespect intended) is that foreigners from the 7 countries that have been listed, killed exactly ZERO Americans in terrorist’s attacks on US soil between 1975 and 2015 according to the Cato Institute. Whilst on the other hand Americans have killed citizens in other countries in the name of war or peace building in some of those 7 countries.  Moreover, none of the terrorists that did commit atrocities on American soil have had their home countries banned.

Whilst charities like ours will do everything in our power to hold this Government to account for putting capitalism and UK economic interests in front of human life. We live in the knowledge that in the civilised world sacking attorney generals does not even allow Presidents to circumvent the constitution, and if Trump does not reverse these unlawful orders, we look forward to either the congress or supreme courts stepping in.

Nadeem Murtuja, Chair of JUST Yorkshire

Yorkshire News

Thousands of Bradfordians call for Donald Trump ban by signing online petition

Demonstrators against President Donald Trump’s views and visit to the UK gather in City Park

‘We must stand up to extremism’, activist and author Sara Khan tells Bradford University audience

Nazi-obsessed Bradford teenager who made pipe bomb cleared of terrorist act

MP says figures showing Bradford East constituency is district’s worst for deprivation are ‘troubling’

Bradford teen terror suspect ‘praised Jo Cox killer’Yassar Yaqub shooting

We’re not here to police language, says Yorkshire counter-terror official

Mum of 11-year-old boy who drowned in canal claims son was shoved by bullies

Yorkshire police sergeant faces sack for calling colleague ‘sweetcheeks’

A ‘reel-y’ impressive debut: Young documentary maker from Bradford showcases film in South Korea

Independent Police Complaints Commissioner for Yorkshire to meet community leaders

M62 police shooting: Yassar Yaqub’s family attend vigil

Doncaster house is removed from property site after “racist” doll picture goes viral

Muslim Women’s Council announces partnership with Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

MPs join together to tackle loneliness in memory of murdered Jo Cox


Racial Justice News

Islamophobia killed Canadians’: anti-Muslim rhetoric blamed in Québec attack

British Asians ‘struggle for top jobs despite better school results’

UK banks have a racial discrimination problem. It’s time they admitted it

Can ethnic minorities trust the British press? – video

Stop using other marginalised groups as an excuse to attack Muslims

White police officer gets suspended for three days after calling his black co-worker the n-word

Brexit: Triggering Article 50 ‘could cause wave of hate crime’, warns Equality and Human Rights commission

Poles in UK fear spike in hate crimes when Brexit process begins

Rise in primary school pupils suspended for racist abuse

SOAS students call for ‘white philosophers to be dropped from curriculum’

Oxford University accused of failing to deal with admissions racism

Police appeal after ‘despicable’ racial abuse attack in Luton

TV presenter Jamelia accuses fellow train passenger of ‘prejudice’ over first class challenge ‘as she is black’

Muslim woman spat on while eating in restaurant says female race hate victims must speak out

Muslim woman spat at and racially abused during business trip to London

Mosque set on fire as police call for help finding those behind ‘hate crime’

Church must appoint more BAME leaders

Britain’s black history has been shamefully whitewashed

UK justice system is racist, suggests one of Britain’s only non-white judges

Black judge claims he was discriminated against by disciplinary panel

Judge Patricia Lynch QC cleared of wrongdoing after she called racist thug ‘a bit of a c***’

Home Secretary Amber Rudd speech on foreign workers treated as ‘hate incident’ by police

Outrage as Katie Hopkins shares neo-Nazi praise after ‘racism’ debate

Russian embassy in London hits out at Theresa May with ‘white supremacist’ Pepe the Frog meme

Racist vlogger posting white supremacist YouTube video could face police probe for breaking hate speech laws

Kal Penn uses racist’s hate to raise $500,000 for Syrian refugees

Policeman’s shocking explanation for pulling over Birmingham DJ driving Bentley

Employer ‘believed foreigners were not entitled to minimum wage’

Jeremy Vine denies racially stereotyping female driver during court case over ‘threat she made while he was cycling’

Bouncer ‘froze’ at drunken lout’s racist abuse in Luton

Four Chelsea fans to go on trial over Paris Métro racism



Experts warn Donald Trump policy on torture could be ‘catastrophic’

Christian leaders denounce Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’, calling for people of all faiths to oppose the policy

David Miliband: Trump refugee ban threatens west’s global reputation

‘Humanity comes before special relationship’: UK protesters on US travel ban

Four states sue Trump administration over ‘un-American’ travel ban

Lessons of Holocaust being forgotten, says Prince Charles

Barack Obama breaks silence on Trump presidency to condemn migration ban

Google creates $4m crisis fund to fight Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’


Justice, Liberties and Rights

Anthony Grainger shooting: police used ‘out-of-date’ intelligence

Jack Straw and UK government must face kidnap and torture claims, court rules

British Government continues support for Libyan coastguard despite refugee ‘killings’ and attacks on rescue ships

Restricting the flow of students to the UK is not in the interests of the wider UK economy

UK post-Brexit trade deal with India threatened by Theresa May’s visa crackdown

Anxious international students turn away from UK

East Ham MP backs student’s visa victory after fraud claims

British firms will NOT face £1,000 charge for hiring EU workers post-Brexit after Downing Street slaps down minister for idea

So politicians are blaming immigrants for the NHS crisis. How predictable

Roll with it: why more people with disability are not employed by retailers

UK progress on disability rights ‘patchy and torturous’, UN told

Britain First leader issues threat to ‘traitor’ MPs upon jail release: ‘You will all meet your miserable ends’

The man correcting stories about Muslims

Unite leadership challenger’s complaint about foreign nationals ‘highly irresponsible’, campaigners warn

Police apologise to dead woman’s kin after failure to respond to 999 call

UK counter-terror laws most Orwellian in Europe, says Amnesty

British police officers asked if they want to carry guns in wake of terror attacks

UK police force’s monitoring of reporters’ phones ruled unlawful’

Spanish Police say Sun and Daily Mail reports of ‘Muslim Gunman’ in supermarket were rubbish

British troops have deployed to Sierra Leone in Africa mission to halt migrants coming to Europe 

UK failing Syrian refugees who survived torture, say MPs

Second person dies within a month at Morton Hall immigration removal centre

UK urged to transfer child refugees from freezing Europe camps

Child refugees who were refused entry to the UK take Government to court

Afghan teen detained by Home Office threatens to kill himself

Community’s call to action: Team Harehills send off huge container of aid to Aleppo

New report pinpoints parts of district with highest number of child sex abuse reports

If May betrays us on migration, minority ethnic Brexiters will switch sides

Dutch woman resident in UK for 30 years may have to leave after Brexit

Deportation row boy Lawand Hamadamin gets reprieve

Ukip to start major push against Labour in northern England and the Midlands by capitalising on anti-EU sentiment among voters at the Stoke Central by-election

Super Rich: The 1% of the 1%

REVEALED: NUS official colluded with Israeli embassy to oust student leader

Social mobility promise ‘broken’ for ethnic minority children

Government plans ‘threaten children’s legal rights built up over decades’

Council admits racially discriminating against two boys over Prevent toy gun referral

My little children were detained because of a toy gun. Prevent has gone too far

Schoolgirl forced to miss GCSE exam because teachers said her trousers were too tight

Millions of pounds to help get more minorities and disadvantaged males into higher education

Opponent of women’s ordination appointed as bishop of Sheffield

UK issues posthumous pardons for thousands of gay men

Let’s be bold and collaborate to achieve gender equality

‘Trailblazer’ Lloyds named UK’s most inclusive employer by equality charity

Women hold just 12% of jobs paying £150,000-plus

Dressing down for sexist bosses who make women workers wear high heels

Sexist dress codes ‘force women to go blonde and wear revealing outfits

Foreign aid row as report says overseas cash handouts of your money at risk of waste

FCO reviews policy of making forced marriage victims pay for flights

Chuka Umunna and Zubaida Haque debate British multiculturalism

‘Dear Child’ — Watch Muslim Parents Give Their Kids ‘The Talk’

Singer Rebecca Ferguson PULLS OUT of performance at Trump’s inauguration in feud over her decision to sing anti-lynching protest song 

Albert Hall apologises for Bollywood party poster showing Hindu god smoking and drinking

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