OpEd: Congress and candidates, take note: Anti-Muslim sentiments are unpopular
As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following opinion editorial written by Dalia Mogahed and published by TheHill.com:
Today marks a new stage in the history of the so-called “Muslim ban” that went from a campaign promise to three attempts by President Trump, to a 5-4 decision at the Supreme Court. The fight over the travel policy heads to Congress, as the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hold the first-ever hearing on the issue.
The ban on entering the United States by citizens of several Muslim-majority countries has caused no end of personal tragedies — families torn apart, medical care denied, and those kept abroad from opportunities for education, work and more. Thousands of spouses and fiances have been kept out of the country by the ban, which includes Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
The article goes on to state the following:
Some of the most heart-wrenching tales have been of mothers and fathers kept apart from their children, such as the case of Shaima Swileh, a Yemeni mother who fought for two months to come to the United States to see her dying son, Abdullah, one last time before he succumbed to a degenerative brain disease.
“Survey data show us that most Americans don’t know a Muslim, and even fewer know a citizen of one of these banned countries,” the writer continues.
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