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Donald Trump, one month from taking the oath of office to become president, continues to draw new business from foreign leaders who book rooms and meeting space at his D.C. hotel.
originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: xuenchen
This is good news!!
This is not a ban on muslims, however. It is a travel ban from countries that are mostly muslim. It, too, is temporary.
Kuwait is a non-NATO ally of the US.
Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians, Pakistanis and Afghans have not been able to obtain visit, tourism or trade visas to Kuwait since 2011, in a move which seemingly pre-empted US restrictions on seven Muslim-majority countries.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: GD21D
So basically, you are willing to go up to someone who loses their loved one in the next attack and tell them that in order to satisfy what you think are your American values, their relative had to be sacrificed because even though we could have put in place better security vetting measures that might have prevented this person from coming into the country, it made you feel better to think that any Tom, Dick, and Mohammad who simply felt they were entitled to cross our borders were free to do so? And therefore, their relative was acceptable collateral damage to you?
originally posted by: xuenchen
Looks like the Middle East nation of Kuwait has made a travel ban of its own.
They have placed a passport ban on 5 nations apparently for "terrorism" reasons.
Visas are unobtainable even for trade.
All those banned nations are predominately Muslim religion based.
And as a side note, Kuwait is one of two Muslim nations that allow Citizenship for their Christian populations, and their schools teach English in grade schools.
"MUSLIM BAN" - Kuwait Introduces Visa Ban on Citizens from five Muslim-majority countries
Kuwaiti government introduced a US-like travel ban on passport holders of five Muslim-majority countries, according Gulf state.
The Kuwaiti new blanket ban includes Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians, Pakistanis and Afghans.
The ban is in place and citizens from those countries are not able to obtain visit, tourism or trade Kuwaiti visas.
The Kuwaiti state ascribes the travel restrictions to the instability and the existence of terrorist groups in those countries and that the ban would be lifted once the security situation improves.