Oh, this one hurts. I already had my flight booked to Tehran for a three-week vacation. I guess I’ll just have to go to Mogadishu instead.
Seriously, while Iran has a great history, as I explain in my book The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran, the Islamic Republic of Iran is so repressive and authoritarian, and so hostile to the United States, that American citizens would be foolish to go there. Hardest hit by this will be people who have family in Iran, and that is unfortunate, but the choice is between admitting people among whom may be jihad terrorists or inconveniencing some others for a temporary period.
Others hard hit will be the likes of Carl Ernst, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill pseudo-academic whose work on Islam is so whitewashed, so fawningly apologetic, so complete in its denial of the jihad doctrine and Sharia oppression, that he was given an award in 2008 by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the genocide-minded anti-Semite who was at that time President of Iran. Ernst happily flew to Tehran to accept. The incident was emblematic of how much American academia has degenerated.
Note also that it’s an “obvious insult to the Islamic world” when the U.S. takes steps to defend itself from jihad terrorism. Any defensive move by any non-Muslim entity is always seized upon by Islamic supremacists and jihadis and presented as if it were an unprovoked act of aggression. This is a tried-and-true response from Islamic entities going back all the way to the Crusades.
“Iran to ban US citizens in response to Trump’s order,” by Ralph Ellis, CNN, January 28, 2017
(CNN)Iran says it will ban all US citizens from entering the country in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order limiting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, according to an Iranian Foreign Ministry statement published on state media Saturday.
Iran is among seven countries whose nationals are barred from entering the United States for 90 days under Trump’s order.
The US ban is “an obvious insult to the Islamic world and in particular to the great nation of Iran,” the statement said.