The ban on travelers from Muslim majority countries does not make our country safer. Instead, it will hand a propaganda tool to our enemies who promote the false narrative of an American war on Islam. We must address the issue of terrorism based on evidence and hard data, not based on faith, race or national origin.
It is encouraging to see that while some national leaders pander to fear and intolerance, many local elected officials and leaders are standing up for their neighbors of all faiths and backgrounds by rejecting Islamophobia and racism.
As we saw more than a million people in this country and around the world marching for justice on Saturday Jan 21st, we will see millions more join the movement for human rights and equality.
We are always strongest as a nation when we stand together in defense of the Constitution and the freedoms it guarantees.”
God bless America!