Security Implications of Executive Order on Muslim Ban

Key details: 28/01/2017 from Qatar   Assessment: President Donald Trump has signed a controversial Executive Order in the Pentagon which bans asylum seekers and refugees from 7 countries in MENA (Middle East and North Africa); notably Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Iran. According to President Trump, the Executive Order was implemented on reasons based on security and stability for the United States despite the claims that this ban has on what the US stands for from human rights values, freedom , and liberty and this ban especially challenges the Immigration and Nationality Act implemented by congress in 1965 in which it is unlawful[…]

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US Congress passing bill to sue Saudi Arabia over 9/11

Key details: 29/09/2016 from Qatar -‘Families of those killed in the terror attacks on 9/11 are now legally allowed to sue Saudi Arabia, after Congress voted Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the legislation, the first override of his presidency’ (CNN, 2016).   -‘The American political fabric knows that Saudi Arabia is completely innocent and has been vindicated from the events of 9/11, with both the 9/11 congressional report and the recently declassified 28 pages clearly showing a complete lack of any evidence that would implicate it, and that any evidence against the Kingdom is presumptive, hypothetical and indeterminate’ (The Hill, 2016).  […]

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Eid al-Adha on 9/11 

Key details: 30/08/2016 from Egypt Muslims in America are preparing themselves for the possibility that their holiest holiday, Eid al-Adha – the feast of the sacrifice – could fall on 11 September this year, the 15th anniversary of al-Qaeda attacks on New York and the Pentagon. If that does happen there will probably be a spike in hate crimes, the U.S. Presidential Elections have caused a swerve of populism (especially from candidate Donald Trump) that have caused said spikes in Xenophobia and hate crimes. INC000118 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/muslim-eid-al-adha-911-september-attacks-backlash-violence-donald-trump-muslim-community-a7215556.html

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