Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says America Is A ‘Bad Horror Movie’ Under Immigration Ban
Former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar claims that President Trump’s temporary immigration ban has trapped the citizens of the United States in a “bad horror movie.”
In a bizarre, lengthy article written for The Hollywood Reporter, Abdul-Jabbar likens the “hapless victims” of a horror film “stalked by a terrifying entity that is malevolently irrational and supremely powerful” to the refugees affected by Trump’s executive order on immigration.
“For civilized societies, the absence of reason and compassion is the very definition of pure evil because it is a rejection of our sacred values, distilled from millennia of struggle,” Abdul-Jabaar writes.
“President Trump’s recent executive order to bar citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has resulted in Muslim-Americans feeling as if we’re now trapped in a menacing haunted house battling a powerful but irrational specter,” He continues.
“There is no escape, nowhere to hide, no one believes us when we tell them about the horrible noises (‘Grab them by the pussy’), and no help from the authorities is coming because they’re already possessed and mindlessly doing the creature’s bidding.”
Abdul-Jabbar notes that the “weakness of every horror movie is motivation,” which Donald Trump’s immigration ban lacks, according to the former NBA player.
“President Trump’s Muslim ban continues this challenge to our suspension of disbelief because we can find no rational motivation for the scary creature’s horrific actions,” Abdul-Jabbar asserts. “His ban cites 9/11 as its rationale, yet the ban doesn’t include any countries that those hijackers came from (nor any countries that Trump does business with).”
“The only way Trump can make a ban like this work, since it is so egregiously unconstitutional, is to convince the people that there is no legitimate source of truth except his administration,” Abdul-Jabbar writes.
“Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway describes the president’s first week of extensive lying as ‘alternate facts’ and, in a Fox interview, even used references that compared Trump to Jesus. Trump strategist Steve Bannon has called the media ‘the opposition party.’ They are trying to convince the public that no one has the moral integrity to judge what they say or do. Just like the royalty of old that Americans fought to get away from, they rule through God’s grace and so are infallible,” Abdul-Jabbar continues.
“When the leader of the free world creates a hostile environment for Muslims, as this ban surely does, it can have violent repercussions as other racists and xenophobes are encouraged to act on their hatred.”
Abdul-Jabbar eventually blames Trump’s ban for Sunday night’s shooting at a Quebec mosque that left six people dead. The former basketball player also called people to act against the ban, otherwise they share the blame too.