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Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’: Islamophobia or defense of US?

Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’: Islamophobia or defense of US?
Not a single American has been killed in a terrorist attack in the US by anybody from the countries included in the banned list. Stephen Zunes, professor of politics, University of San Francisco, told RT.

However, author Mike Cernovich says that as larger Muslim population countries, such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia aren’t included in the ban, “this is about war-torn nation that is being run by warlords.”

People took to the streets across the US over Donald Trump's executive order that bars migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering America.

The immigration freeze applies to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, and will remain in force for 90 days.

The US is involved in military action in many of these countries.

RT discussed the issue with both experts.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

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