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The Right Way to Oppose the Muslim Ban

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Are we, the US, the laughingstock of the World in concerns of the EO/Travel ban? Terror can come from anywhere so why only level a ban on 7 countries –  PB/TK

The Right Way to Oppose the Muslim Ban – By Froma Harrop February 07, 2017

Donald Trump says his ban on people entering the country from seven predominantly Muslim countries wasn’t a Muslim ban. But it was a Muslim ban, according to Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani.

Let’s get something straight. Most Americans, your author included, want stringent vetting of immigrants entering the country. I can easily envision Islamic terrorist groups trying to sneak operatives into this country. It’s a fact that some terrorists have entered Europe hiding in the flood of refugees.

But there are other facts. Not a single refugee admitted to the United States has committed a fatal terrorist attack here. For that we can largely thank the comprehensive vetting process put into place by Barack Obama. If there’s room for improving the process, go ahead and make changes. But where is the need for even a temporary ban? That implies we are facing a dire emergency.

Americans concerned with national security, and count me in, can’t help but see dangers in the amateurish nature of this policy rollout, now frozen by the courts. Some may have found comic relief in Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway’s reference to the nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre.” But such dumb statements from top administration officials have turned America into an international laughingstock.

Continue to realclearpolitics.com article http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/02/07/the_right_way_to_oppose_the_muslim_ban_133004.html

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