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Donald Trump Better Watch Out!

The travel ban imposed by the American president on the citizens of seven largely Muslim countries marks a break with tradition for a nation of immigrants. It could become a big problem for Donald Trump.

By Gordon Repinski | Spiegel –

Protestors at the Portland International Airport on Sunday

Over the weekend, thousands took to the airports, to the streets and to the White House to protest against Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim policies. Thousands streamed on Saturday night to Terminal 4 at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, where they held up signs like “No Wall!” ir “Let Them In!” Similar images could be seen in other cities across the country, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

The crowds are growing and they are getting louder.

In recent months, it often seemed as though Donald Trump could no longer outdo himself when it came to demonstrating his lunacy. But the decision to ban people from seven Muslim countries from entering into the United States is just one further absurdity on the part of the new U.S. president. It is indeed un-American because it places a question mark over the United States’ very identity as a nation of immigrants. It is more dangerous than any other action he has taken since his inauguration.

With the ban, Trump is fulfilling a promise he made during his campaign — namely that he wants to make the United States safer by protecting it from Islamist terrorism. The desire for greater protection is a theme currently being felt in all Western societies. It’s one that politicians cannot escape.

And this argument is one that applies more in the U.S. than in most other countries. The effects of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington still color the country today. More than a dozen perpetrators were involved in the attacks. They came from Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.


Spiegel | Top Photo: REUTERS – Protestors at the Portland International Airport 

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