CSUSB center issues position statement on presidential executive order banning travelers from 7 predominantly Muslim countries

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The Huffington Post — The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino issued a position statement on President Donald Trump’s executive order barring the entry travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days, and specifically issuing an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees.

“Among the most distressing exclusions in President Trump’s order are those of screened Syrian refugees who are in peril of their very lives. If America is going to live up to its foundational ideals, we cannot simply shun the rescue of a tiny portion of mankind’s most helpless children from death in the fiery hell on Earth that they so desperately flee, irrespective of the faith they embrace.

“Our research and that of others establish that these restrictions do not proportionately correspond to the actual threat and history of fatal terrorist attacks against our homeland, including those against our community; nor do they uphold the values of equality and religious pluralism that are the cornerstone of our national ideals.”

The article was published Jan. 27, 2017.

Read the complete article at Position statement on President Trump’s executive order regarding religion and entry to the United States.”

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