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Cause and effect of President Trump’s travel ban

President Donald Trump has signed multiple executive orders

President Donald Trump has signed multiple executive orders since his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. Photo Credit: AFP Getty Images / Nicholas Kamm

With all of President Donald Trump’s day-after insistence that his seven-country travel ban is not targeted toward Muslims, let’s remember this: Trump repeatedly and emphatically called for a Muslim ban during his campaign [“Trump’s travel limits make sense,” Opinion, Feb. 2].

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani acknowledged that Trump asked him and others to devise a legal way to institute a Muslim ban. I believe this travel ban is the result. The sheep’s clothing is quite transparent.

Dennis Dubey, Port Jefferson Station

 

It was with huge disappointment that I learned that Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen were named by President Donald Trump in his travel ban.

I visited Sudan recently on a humanitarian mission to the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery run by an Italian nonprofit organization called Emergency. It provides free, high-quality treatment to victims of war, land mines and poverty.

I saw firsthand the importance of having strong U.S.-Sudan relations. Trump’s contempt for Muslims is reprehensible.

I had many opportunities to discuss with the Sudanese people the importance of our relations. The people I spoke to are peace-loving individuals who are at a loss as to why the United States treats Sudan and other Muslim countries with disrespect and contempt.

Elie Rubinstein, Sheepshead Bay

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