Religious Groups Reject Revised Trump ‘Muslim Ban’
Multiple religious groups reacted with outrage at the Trump administration’s revised travel ban, calling the new directive discriminatory.
President Donald Trump’s new executive order makes several changes from the original issued in January that brought court challenges and protests at airports. The new order issued continues to ban travel from several Muslim-majority countries, but it removes Iraq from the list. Now, only people from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya are impacted.
“President Trump’s revised executive order is still a Muslim ban, and it's still bigoted and un-American,” said Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, an organization representing members of 75 different faith traditions. “Despite efforts by the President and his administration to spin the executive order as a security measure, the truth is self-evident. Today's action is fueled by anti-Muslim bigotry and motivated by a desire to score political points—not keep Americans safe.”