Trump Should Extend Travel Ban to Europe

Trump Should Extend Travel Ban to Europe

The soft stance Merkel and the EU have had on refugees and muslim terrorists is a danger to US interests.

Take a look at the list of attacks from Wikipedia

Date Location Article Details Deaths Injuries Allegiance
24 May 2014 Belgium Brussels, Belgium Jewish Museum of Belgium shooting A man opened fire in the Jewish Museum in Brussels, leaving four people dead. On 30 May, Mehdi Nemmouche, who in 2013 had fought for Islamist rebels in the Syrian Civil War, was arrested at a bus station in Marseilles and admitted to the shooting. This was the first incident of a European jihadist committing an act of terrorism after returning from Syria.[11] 4 0
20 Dec 2014 France Joué-lès-Tours, France 2014 Tours police station stabbing A man entered a police station shouting the Islamic takbir Allahu Akbar (“God is Great”), and attacked officers with a knife, injuring three before he was shot dead.[12][13] 0 (+1 attacker) 3 Lone wolf
7–9 Jan 2015 France Île-de-France, France January 2015 Île-de-France attacks From 7 January 2015 to 9 January 2015, terrorist attacks occurred across the Île-de-France region, particularly in Paris. Three attackers killed a total of 17 in four shooting attacks, and police then killed the three assailants.[14][15] The main attacks were the Charlie Hebdo shooting and the Porte de Vincennes siege. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility and said that the coordinated attacks had been planned for years.[16] 17 (+3 attackers) 20 Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
3 Feb 2015 France Nice, France 2015 Nice stabbing attack Three soldiers, guarding a Jewish community center in Nice, were attacked with a knife by Moussa Coulibaly.[1] 0 3 Lone wolf
14–15 Feb 2015 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark 2015 Copenhagen shootings A man opened fire at an event at Krudttønden organized by Lars Vilks, known for his controversial drawings of Muhammad. Later, a Jewish man was shot outside the Great Synagogue. The attacker was later shot dead by police.[9] 2 (+1 attacker) 6
19 Apr 2015 France Villejuif, France Sid Ahmed Ghlam case Alleged unsuccessful plan to attack two churches in Villejuif by an Algerian who was alleged to have killed a woman when trying to steal her car but accidentally shot himself in the leg. He was arrested by French police.[17] 1 0 Lone wolf
27 Apr 2015 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina Zvornik police station shooting A member of a Wahhabist movement shot three officers at a police station before being killed.[18] 1 (+1 attacker) 2 Lone wolf
26 Jun 2015 France Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, France 2015 Saint-Quentin-Fallavier attack An attacker beheaded his employer, impaled his head on a fence, and then blew up gas cylinders at a factory by ramming his van into them. 1 2 ISIL
21 Aug 2015 France Oignies, France 2015 Thalys train attack A man threatened passengers with an assault rifle on a Thalys train between Amsterdam and Paris. One passenger was shot in the neck with a pistol when the rifle jammed.[19] Two United States military personnel and their civilian friend overcame the attacker.[20] 0 3 (+1 attacker)
17 Sep 2015 Germany Berlin, Germany Rafik Yousef An Iraqi citizen, identified only as Rafik Y, stabbed a German policewoman in the neck and was then shot dead by another officer.[21] 0 (+1 attacker) 1 Lone wolf
13–14 Nov 2015 France Paris and Saint-Denis, France November 2015 Paris attacks A series of co-ordinated attacks began over about 35 minutes at six locations in central Paris. The first shooting attack occurred in a restaurant and a bar in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. There was shooting and a bomb detonated at Bataclan theatre in the 11th arrondissement during a rock concert. Approximately 100 hostages were then taken and overall 89 were killed there. Other bombings took place outside the Stade de France stadium in the suburb of Saint-Denis during a football match between France and Germany.[19] 130 (+7 attackers) 368 ISIL
18–19 Nov 2015 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 Sarajevo shooting An attacker shot dead two soldiers in a betting shop and opened fire on a bus. He later killed himself with a bomb after being cornered by police. 2 (+1 attacker) 5 Lone wolf
1 Jan 2016 France Valence, France A man drove into soldiers outside a mosque, reportedly while chanting “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the greatest). He then put his car into reverse to try to ram the soldiers again who fired warning shots and then fired to disable the driver. The driver said he wanted to kill troops because “troops killed people” and that he wanted to be killed by the troops.[22] 0 2 (+1 attacker) Lone wolf
7 Jan 2016 France Paris, France January 2016 Paris police station attack An asylum seeker wielding a knife and a fake bomb vest shouted “Allahu Akbar” outside a police station. He was shot dead by police. 0 (+1 attacker) 1 ISIL
11 Jan 2016 France Marseilles, France A 15-year-old Turkish boy attempted to behead a teacher from a Jewish school with a machete.[23][24] 0 1
12 Jan 2016 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey January 2016 Istanbul bombing A suicide bomber blew himself up near Hippodrome of Constantinople near the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, killing 13 people and wounding another 9, most of whom were foreign tourist. No group claimed responsibility, but Turkish authorities suspect the Islamic state.[25] 13 (+1 attacker) 9 ISIL
26 Feb 2016 Germany Hanover Germany A federal policeman was critically injured by a stabbing attack by 15-year-old girl “Safia S”. The attack would later be linked to ISIL.[26] The girl was in contact with the organisation.[27][28] 0 1 ISIL
19 Mar 2016 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey March 2016 Istanbul bombing On 19 March 2016, a suicide bombing took place in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district in front of the district governor’s office. The attack occurred at 10:55 (EET) at the intersection of Balo Street with İstiklal Avenue, a central shopping street. 4 (+1 attacker) 36 Lone wolf
22 Mar 2016 Belgium Brussels and Zaventem, Belgium 2016 Brussels bombings There were three coordinated suicide bombings in Brussels: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station. In these attacks, 32 people and the three bombers were killed, and 340 people were injured.[29] 32 (+3 attackers) 340 ISIL
16 Apr 2016 Germany Essen Germany A bomb exploded at a Sikh wedding ceremony, injuring at least three people. A masked assailant was seen leaving the scene.[30] Two 16-year-old Islamist extremists were arrested in relation to the bombing on 21 April.[31] 0 3 Lone wolf
27 May 2016 France Saint-Julien-du-Puy, France A member of the French military was left in a “serious condition” after being attacked with knives. He was approached by two men who “have criticized the French bombing in Syria.” He was then beaten with fists and beaten cutter.[citation needed] 0 1 Lone wolves
13 Jun 2016 France Magnanville, France 2016 Magnanville stabbing A man shouting “Islamist slogans” stabbed and killed his neighbor, a 42-year-old police officer, before taking the officer’s wife and son hostage. Police raided the house and killed the attacker and found the officer’s wife dead but his son alive. The Islamic State claimed responsibility.[32] 2 (+1 attacker) 0 ISIL
28 Jun 2016 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 2016 Atatürk Airport attack A terrorist attack, consisting of shootings and suicide bombings, occurred on 28 June 2016 at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. Gunmen armed with automatic weapons and explosive belts staged a simultaneous attack at the international terminal of Terminal 2. Forty-five people were killed,[33] in addition to the three attackers, and more than 230 people were injured.[34] 45 (+3 attacker) 230 ISIL
14 Jul 2016 France Nice, France Nice truck attack A cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, resulting in the death of 86 people and injuring 434. The driver was shot dead by police. ISIL claimed the responsibility for the attack.[35] 86 (+1 attacker) 434 ISIL
18 Jul 2016 Germany Würzburg, Germany Würzburg train attack A 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker attacked passengers on a train with an axe and a knife. The attacker was killed by police.[36] 0 (+1 attacker) 5 ISIL
24 Jul 2016 Germany Ansbach, Germany 2016 Ansbach bombing A 27-year-old Syrian refugee detonated a bomb at a wine bar after being denied entry to a nearby music festival, killing only himself, but wounding 15 civilians. Authorities found a recorded video message on the attacker’s phone, pledging his allegiance to ISIL.[37] The Ansbach bombing was the first suicide bombing in Germany by Islamist terrorists.[38][39] 0 (+1 attacker) 15 ISIL
26 Jul 2016 France Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, France 2016 Normandy church attack Two assailants took hostages at a church, killing a priest and seriously wounding another man. The attackers were killed by French Special Forces. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.[40][41] 1 (+2 attackers) 3 ISIL
6 Aug 2016 Belgium Charleroi, Belgium 2016 stabbing of Charleroi police officers Two policewomen were attacked by Khaled Babbouri, wielding a machete and shouting “Allahu Akbar”. The assailant was shot and killed by a third officer.[42] 0 (+1 attacker) 2 Lone wolf
17 Aug 2016 Russia Moscow oblast, Russia 2016 Shchelkovo Highway police station attack Two men with firearms and axes attacked the police station on the Shchelkovo Highway near Moscow. Two traffic police officers were seriously wounded, one fatally.[43] The attackers, natives of the Chechen Republic, were killed by police during the attack. ISIL claimed responsibility.[44] 1 (+2 attackers) 1 ISIL
19 Aug 2016 France Strasbourg, France A rabbi was stabbed by a man reportedly shouting “Allahu Akbar“.[45] 0 1 Lone wolf
30 Aug 2016 France Toulouse, France A policeman was wounded in an attack in a police station, the assailant, Abderrahmane Amara, was arrested by other police. He tried to kill the policeman because “He represents France”.[46] 0 1 Lone wolf
4 Sep 2016 France Osny, France A prisoner in a radicalization prevention unit named Bilal Taghi wounded two prison officers. The detainee first assaulted a supervisor with an artisanal weapon. A second supervisor, posted at the entrance to the exercise yard, was also wounded when he tried to help his colleague.[47] 0 2 (+1 attacker)
6 Sep 2016 Italy Taranto, Italy A prisoner wounded two prison officers. The act, which Italian police soon confirmed was related to terrorism, occurred in Taranto. He shouted “Allah Akbar” and “I’m ISIS”.[48] 0 2 ISIL
9 Sep 2016 Serbia Raška, Serbia A man was arrested after he tried to assault police officers with a machete while shouting “Allahu Akbar”. The man was a self-proclaimed Salafist.[49][50] 0 1 (+1 attacker) Lone wolf
27 Sep 2016 Italy Rimini, Italy A man, a member of ISIL, stabbed a police officer.[51] 0 1 ISIL
5 Oct 2016  Brussels, Belgium 2016 stabbing of Brussels police officers Three police officers were attacked by a man, “Hicham D”, wielding a machete in the Schaerbeek neighborhood of Brussels. Two of them suffered stab wounds, while the third was physically assaulted but otherwise uninjured.[52] 0 3 (+1 attacker) Lone wolf
16 Oct 2016 Germany Hamburg, Germany 2016 Hamburg stabbing attack ISIL claimed responsibility for a stabbing attack that left a 16-year-old dead. Police are investigating possible terror links but consider them unlikely.[53] 1 ISIL
31 Oct 2016 Germany Mülheim, Germany A an ISIL supporter tried to stab two police officers; she was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after the attack.[54] 0 0 (+1 attacker) ISIL
19 Dec 2016 Germany Berlin, Germany Berlin Christmas market attack Twelve people died and 56 others were injured after a truck was driven into a Christmas market in Berlin. Days later, having fled to Italy, the attacker shot an Italian police officer doing a routine check, before being killed by police.[55] ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.[56] 12 56 ISIL
1 Jan 2017 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 2017 Istanbul nightclub shooting A mass shooting occurred at a nightclub in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey, on 1 January 2017. The attack occurred at about 01:15 FET (UTC+3) at the Reina nightclub in Ortaköy, where hundreds of people were celebrating the New Year. At least 39 people were killed and at least 70 were injured in the incident. The gunman, Abdulkadir Masharipov, was arrested in the city on January 17, 2017, and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed credit for his actions. 39 70 ISIL
18 Mar 2017 France Orly Airport and Garges-lès-Gonesse, France Orly Airport attack A man was killed by soldiers patrolling Orly Airport as part of Opération Sentinelle after he attempted to seize a female soldier’s gun. He had also shot and injured a female police officer earlier with a pellet gun.[57] 0 (+1 attacker) 2
22 Mar 2017 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 2017 Westminster attack 52-year old Khalid Masood drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, injuring 50 people four of them fatally. He then crashed his car into the fence of the Palace of Westminster and fatally stabbed an unarmed policeman before being shot dead by other officers. 5 (+1 attacker) 49
3 Apr 2017 Russia St Petersburg, Russia Saint Petersburg Metro bombing A suicide bomber blew himself up on the St Petersburg Metro, on the day Vladimir Putin was due to visit the city. Sixteen people[58] were killed, including the bomber, and 64 others were injured. Imam Shamil Battalion, an Al-Qaeda affiliate, claimed responsibility.[59] 15 (+1 attacker) 64 Imam Shamil Battalion
7 Apr 2017 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm truck attack A hijacked truck was driven into pedestrians along a shopping street before crashing into a department store. Five people were killed and 14 others wounded. The man admitted that he was inspired by Islamic State.[60] 5 14
20 Apr 2017 France Paris, France 2017 shooting of Paris police officers A man opened fire on a police van on the Champs-Élysées. One police officer was killed, two others and a civilian were wounded. The gunman was shot dead by police. ISIL claimed responsibility. 1 (+1 attacker) 3 ISIL
18 May 2017 Italy Milan, Italy A man stabbed a policeman and two soldiers when they stopped him in a routine check. The attacker was arrested.[61] 0 3 ISIL
22 May 2017 United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester Arena bombing A suicide bombing was carried out at Manchester Arena after a concert by American singer Ariana Grande, killing 22 civilians.[62] 22 (+1 attacker) 120 ISIL
3 June 2017 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom June 2017 London attack A series of co-ordinated terror attacks occurred in central London. At 23:46 BST, the Metropolitan Police told people in affected areas to “run and hide” and “barricade yourself in”[63] after a white van rammed multiple pedestrians on London Bridge. Three attackers then jumped out of the van and stabbed several people. They then drove to the Borough Market where another stabbing attack took place in multiple restaurants, with one witness reporting that the attackers shouted “this is for Allah” and stabbed bystanders with knives. Police at the London Bridge cordon say there are up to seven fatalities and twenty injuries.[64] The three attackers were shot dead by police.[65] 7 (+3 attackers) 48 ISIL

The risk of these attacks spilling over to the USA is too great to ignore, Trump should end Visa free travel from the EU to the USA.

Donald Trump has asked the US Supreme Court to uphold his temporary travel ban, currently stalled after federal courts said it amounted to religious discrimination against Muslims. Civil rights groups have vowed to fight the “hateful” order. While not all Muslims are terrorists, all the terrorists are Muslims.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion before the Supreme Court on Thursday evening, asking the nine justices to expedite the case. If the court accepts the filing, the case could be heard at the beginning of their next term, in October.

“We have asked the Supreme Court to hear this important case and are confident that President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism,” DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement.

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