If you have been plugged into the news recently, you have probably heard a lot about the Muslim “bans” United States President Donald Trump has instituted throughout his country. While these bans lead to a great deal of turmoil in both the Muslim community and the rest of the world, people are still very unsure as to what the ban means.
The thing is, President Trump’s new policy is not so much a ban as it is a heavy restriction on free travel to the United States. Under the revised policy, visa holders are not affected, and the 120-day waiting list for citizens from Syria entering has been lifted. The United States government has taken the stance that free travel is not a universal right, although the only ones who don’t have access to this are Muslims. This piece of legislation is concerning in its implications and affects on Muslims around the world. For more information on this topic, please watch this video.