‘A real human cost’: American Muslims decry travel ban
Rights groups expect an unprecedented number of families to be separated and warn of a rise in attacks against Muslims.
‘Advancing a white nationalist agenda’
Washington, DC – American-Muslims have decried a US Supreme Court ruling that upheld a controversial travel ban on five Muslim-majority countries, expressing anger and fear over what it will mean for them and their families.
Dozens of people gathered outside the court building on Tuesday, holding banners and shouting slogans such as “No ban, no wall” to protest against the decision on a policy Donald Trump has fought for since his first week in office in January 2017.
‘Expression of Islamophobia’
The Supreme Court’s ruling could also embolden the president to carry out further border and immigration restrictions, analysts said.
“I think not only will the ruling increase Islamophobia, it is an expression of Islamophobia,” Hooper said at the rally outside the Supreme Court.
“This is a culmination of years of Islamophobia exploited by candidate Trump and now President Trump.”
The judgment potentially undermines America’s longstanding constitutional tradition of religious tolerance.
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