Trump’s anti-Muslim executive order is “religious hatred and thinly veiled racism by fiat”



Washington, DC, January 29, 2017—The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is releasing the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s latest Executive Order.

“Trump’s latest Executive Order is religious hatred and thinly veiled racism by fiat. In the targeting of specific countries, he is telegraphing his despicable anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-people of color views; views that were so shocking and pervasive during the campaign. Let’s be quite clear: this action is completely against core American values such as freedom of, and from, religion; it diminishes our stature as a global partner for humanitarianism by denying vulnerable refugee families some basic respite — solely on the basis of their faith. With this appalling display of anti-Muslim sentiment, Trump dehumanizes an entire faith and millions of people in the process, both abroad and here in the United States. We call upon our members to join us in standing for justice and freedom as we resist this massive attack on the core foundation of American freedoms. We must preserve, protect and defend these cherished freedoms by organizing within our local communities, marching, lobbying elected officials and speaking out,” said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.

 

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