Trump’s anti-Muslim executive order version 2.0 is “still based entirely on religious hatred and thinly-veiled racism”
Washington DC, March 6, 2017—The National LGBTQ Task Force is releasing the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s version 2.0 anti-Muslim travel ban.
“Version 2.0 of the Trump anti-Muslim executive order is still based entirely on religious hatred and thinly-veiled racism. He is still targeting specific countries; he is telegraphing his despicable anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-refugee and anti-people of color views. This version is still completely against core American values such as freedom of, and from, religion; it still diminishes our stature as a global partner for humanitarianism by denying vulnerable refugee families some basic respite — solely on the basis of their faith. With this undiminished and appalling display of anti-Muslim sentiment, Trump dehumanizes an entire faith and millions of people in the process, both abroad and here in the United States. Let there be no doubt about the chilling impact of this revised order — it will be less safe for Black and Brown people to travel. We call upon our members to join us in intensifying our stand for justice and freedom as we resist this continued and massive attack on the core foundation of American freedoms,” said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force.
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