At Internationalrelations.org, we will be adding a section critiquing the various hateful policies that Trump has spoken about, and/or already pushed forward during his time in office. The United States President has signed an executive order placing a ban on citizens of seven Muslim majority countries traveling into the United States (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen).
In addition, “It also suspends the United States’ refugee system for a period of 120 days. Mr Trump says his “extreme vetting” system will help “keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the US”” (The Telegraph, 2017).
We believe this policy to specifically be targeting Muslims, and sadly, is in line with Trump’s earlier comments against Muslims while on the campaign trail. We strongly condemn such actions, and call for the immediate reversal of such an order.
The United States of America is a country centered on freedom of speech and religion, and inclusion of all, regardless of any differences, including race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or other differences.
We will continue to monitor the international relations of the Trump administration, calling out any problematic actions or orders as they may unfold.
We must stand up and speak for the human rights of all. This may be a difficult time in the history of the United States, but in no way should we allow notions of hate override love and acceptance for humankind.