Mr. Trump clearly laid out his position on immigration as well as what he proposed to do if elected. Now that he is in office, he is implementing those plans and policies. We might not be used to a politician being so forthright, but it is a refreshing change from what we have been used to.
The left would have you believe that President Trump just launched a broadside attack on all Muslims via his executive orders regarding immigration. They might want us to believe that, but the facts demonstrate otherwise. In truth, there are nations with enormous Muslim populations that are largely unaffected by his policies. And there are also predominantly Muslim nations who are supportive of what he is doing.
The United Arab Emirates' foreign minister said on Wednesday President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries was an internal affair not directed at any faith, a more measure reaction than others from the region.
Trump's order affecting Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has triggered protests across the United States and beyond.
But Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed said most Muslims and Muslim countries were not included in the ban and the named states faced “challenges” that they needed to address.
“The United States has taken a decision that is within the American sovereign decision,” Sheikh Abdullah said at a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Abu Dhabi.
“There are attempts to give the impression that this decision is directed against a particular religion, but what proves this talk to be incorrect first is what the U.S. administration itself says … that this decision is not directed at a certain religion.”
With regard to Zayed's comments, yes, the nations targeted by Trump certainly do face “‘challenges' they need to address,” as he states.
These nations can begin by rooting out terrorist networks within their own countries. They can also cut off the funding of terrorist groups operating outside their own countries. In other words, if these countries would denounce terrorism and stop using or encouraging it as a tool for implementing their policies, they won't be on President Trump's list anymore.
It's just that simple.