The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organisation, has said the Trump administration is actively working to undercut religious liberties and the freedom of American Muslims, despite constitutional protections that guarantee freedom of religion to all.
In a news conference yesterday in Washington to respond to the signing of President Trump’s new “Muslim Ban 2.0” executive order, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said: “This Muslim order still blocks travel to the US by citizens from six Muslim-majority countries. CAIR continues to receive reports of unconstitutional and systematic ideological questioning of American-Muslim citizens and foreign travelers by CBP about their religious values and political views…
“The driving force behind this Muslim Ban are the Islamophobes and White supremacists employed by the Trump Administration, including Sebastian Gorka, Steve Bannon, and Stephen Miller. This order is just a preview of future anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant policy proposals being fed to President Trump by his Islamophobic advisers.
“This Administration is actively working to undercut religious liberties and the freedom of American Muslims, despite Constitutional protections that guarantee freedom of religion to all.”