Donald Trump turned mad when asked why America denied protecting massive immigrants from Haiti and Africa. Using vulgar words, he said he did not want immigrants from “poop hole countries” [not the real phrase used due to its vulgarity]. He then vented off saying he wants people from places like Norway implying that he prefers white immigrants from Europe versus African immigrants.
America and Europe made fortunes from colonizing and enslaving the people from Africa and Haiti. From 1824 to 1947, France forced Haiti to pay roughly 10 times the size of Haiti’s annual income for its so-called independence. 125 years of paying the debt for so-called freedom left this tiny Caribbean nation in economic disaster. American companies like Disney exploited Haiti for its cheap labor to produce goods for America. Haiti is just an example of how the bulk of the world continues to suffer from the exploitation of capitalism.
The preference of skin color, nationality, etc. of immigrants, continue to show the ugly truth of how Capitalism looks at people.
The immigrants who went to Madinah were Arabs, African, poor, and rich. What bonded them together was adhering to the ideology of Islam that did not differentiate them based on their skin color or their economic background.
The preference for skin color and economic background demonstrates that the ideas of Capitalism are not for all, but for the “fortunate.”
Islam is the alternative system that looks at humans from any skins color as humans, and not as sub-humans that don’t deserve protection and prosperity.
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَى وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ (الحجرات: 13)
“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female, and have made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Indeed, the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous. Indeed, Allah is the all Knowing and Acquainted”
Translated from the Facebook page of Hizb ut Tahrir America
From UQAB Magazine Issue 13