In country that spreads the ideas of a

In the words of Voltaire, “PREJUDICES are what FOOLS use for REASON,”. In a country that spreads the ideas of  a prejudice-free lifestyle, our very own President, Donald Trump, continues to prove that he himself uses prejudice as an excuse. In the U.S. an urgent issue is the ‘Travel Ban’ also known as the ‘Muslim ban’, or, in technical terms, ‘Executive Order 13769. The Travel ban called for the ban of refugees from the nations; Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. All of these are considered Islamic nations. The first version of it also led to the temporary invalidation of the visas of 60,000-100,000 muslims in America. This executive order was signed by President Donald Trump. The supposed intention of the Travel Ban was to protect the United States from outside forces, more specifically, terrorist groups. However, it is becoming more apparent that Trump’s true intention was to keep muslims out of the country. This is wrong on multiple levels.Assuming that someone is a threat to national security because of their religion or race is unreasoned and unjust .The Department of Homeland Security said that “an individual’s country of citizenship is unlikely to be a reliable indicator of potential terrorist activity.” It evident in this statement that it is illogical to assume that someone is a danger to society solely based on where they are from. The Travel Ban does exactly that. It stops an entire group of people from entering America because of where they’re born.”We have a problem in this country, it’s called muslims,” “there are a lot of places he can go, and he chose a mosque.” “You have to deal with the mosques, whether we like it or not” “I think Islam hates us,”. One thing these quotes have in common is that they all show anti-muslim sentiment. They also happen to be the words of our very own President, Donald Trump. Trump continues his attempt to  justify his Executive order by saying that it was to ‘stop terrorism’ and to ‘protect America’. How can we believe him? His remarks are evidence  that his decision to ban people from Muslim nations was simply to aid his own fear of muslims and Islam as a whole. Donald Trump has used his power, not for the benefit of the people, but for his own self-interest. He has let his prejudice intrude on his ability to lead. Many people claim that Trump’s executive order is justified because most terrorist attacks are committed by outside groups like al qaeda or ISIS however, this is invalid. Recent studies by CNN prove that,”Every lethal terrorist attack in the United States in the past decade and a half has been carried out by American citizens or legal permanent residents, operating either as lone wolves or in pairs, who have no formal connections or training from terrorist organizations such as al Qaeda or ISIS.” (Bergen 1). Furthermore After discussing with 10 national security experts, federal judge Leonie Brinkema, said “not a single terrorist attack in the United States has been perpetrated by aliens from the countries named in the Travel Ban.” This shows that Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban is not only unjust but is an ineffective way to end terrorism in America. If most recent terror attacks in America are performed by Americans, removing a foreigners ability to enter the country is illogical and almost completely unrelated to the purpose of doing so in the first place. It also shows that the nations included in the ban have no history of actually committing any terrorist attacks in America. Many people, including the president himself use 9/11 as an excuse saying that those attacks could’ve been stopped by the travel ban. This is a false statement. It is fact that, “The Sept. 11 attacks…weren’t carried out by citizens of the named countries, either; the attackers were mostly from Saudi Arabia.” It is unjust to assume that someone is a danger to society based off of their race or religious beliefs alone. The Travel ban enabled this way of thinking. It is also wrong to abuse power because of an irrational fear.