In a recent decision the Supreme Court has upheld the third version of the Travel Ban.

The decision to uphold the Travel Ban has disappointed many and raised various concerns.

For me, being a law abiding Ahmadi Muslim, American national security is of paramount importance. Therefore, I do support the need for proper vetting and securing our borders. However, the most discouraging, disappointing and disheartening part of this and all versions of the Travel Ban has been the fact that they appear to be discriminatory, unjust and compromising integrity and honesty. The fact that countries in the banned list are mostly Muslim and the known terrorist incidents or threats in our country have not been originated by citizens of these countries adds to the alleged bias behind these laws.

It’s very unfortunate that decisions like these promote divisions in our nation and are leading to fear and increasing Islamophobia. Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA said in a press release on the subject, “We are a beacon of hope for the rest of the world and must strive to act with justice for the good of man so it further enriches us as a people and country,” and he added, “Perhaps in doing so we may become more deserving of God’s Grace and Mercy.” May it be so amen.


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