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The U.N. human rights chief on Tuesday denounced Donald Trumps call for a
ban on Muslims entering the United States as grossly irresponsible as it
potentially put migrants in harms way and plays into the hands of extremists
seeking to drive a wedge between Western governments and their Muslim
citizens.
Prince Zeid Raad al-Hussein of Jordan, the U.N. high commissioner for human
rights, told a small group of reporters at U.N. headquarters in New York that the
Republican presidential front-runners remarks run contrary to American
traditions of religious and political liberty.
The United States is a republic founded on the dignity of the individual, the
rights of the individual, said Prince Zeid, a member of the Jordanian royal
family who previously served as Ammans ambassador to the U.N. and the United
States. The danger of classification and categorization dehumanizes, it can
lead to victimization of the innocent.
Clearly, while there is no love lost for those who perpetrate violence and the
killings of civilians, it is a double tragedy when the innocent have to suffer
because of the reaction, Prince Zeid said.
Hours later, the Associated Press reported that Trump would visit Jordan at the
end of December in what appeared to be an attempt to quell the political furor
caused by his remarks, which he first made Monday and then repeatedTuesday.
But within minutes, Trump tweeted, Despite my great respect for King Abdullah
II, I will not be visiting Jordan at this time. This is in response to the false @AP
report.
Prince Zeid, a Muslim himself, said the anti-immigrant sentiment reflected in
Trumps remarks is only the latest example of a worrying trend in the United
States and Europe among conservative political leaders who have fanned public
fears about the arrival of Muslim refugees and asylum-seekers fleeing conflict in
the Middle East and North Africa. He also said it was undercutting the efforts of
those who are trying to reverse or contain the effects of violent extremism.
Prince Zeids rebuke of Trump came hours after foreign leaders, including key
U.S. allies in the war against the Islamic State, sharply criticized the billionaire

real estate mogul for unfairly tarring the worlds 1.6 billion Muslims. On Twitter,
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls wrote Tuesday that Trump, like others,
stokes hatred our only enemy is radical Islamism.
British Prime Minister David Cameron called Trumps remarks divisive,
unhelpful, and quite simply wrong.
But Trump was largely unapologetic. In an interview Tuesday on ABCs Good
Morning America, Trump defended his words, comparing his proposal to that of
Franklin D. Roosevelt, who imposed restrictions on American citizens of German,
Italian, and Japanese ancestry following Japans 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.
The internment of Japanese-Americans has long been considered an historical
injustice.
What Im doing is no different than FDR, Trump said.
Prince Zeid said it was unfair of Trump to single out all Muslims for the crimes of
a small majority of extremists who are creating great harm to many people.
Its grossly irresponsible, given what the aim of these extremists is, to play into
their hands, Prince Zeid said. The vast majority of Muslims would be viewed as
eligible targets by these extremist groups.
Its not a case of the West versus Islam its a case of violent extremists on the
one hand and the rest, he added. We [Muslims] could be just as victimized by
these groups as Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and the rest.
Photo credit: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

-This article is about United States presidential candidate Donald Trump and his plan to ban
all Muslims from entering America.
-The author views Donald Trumps plan as grossly irresponsible and states that it would
let the extremists get what they want and ruin the relationship of the United States and the
Muslim people.

- The article suggests that Trump is letting his hatred of Muslims get in the way of seeing
the real enemy that is radical islamists.
-Most of the people Trump is turning away would be viewed as enemies by the extremist
groups.
Donald Trumps plans violates basic human rights. The rights violated include equality rights
because he is segregating muslims, the right to seek refuge because he is denying
refugees the right to flee their civil war and come to America. Mobility rights because he is
not allowing Muslims to enter the US. He is also violating rights to Life, Liberty and Security
of the person because he is letting people die by not letting them into America to hide from
the extremists trying to kill them.
Do you think that Donald Trumps plan is for the safety of America or just to spread his
hatred of Muslims to the United States citizens

http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/12/08/trumps-muslim-ban-is-grossly-irresponsible-says-u-nhuman-rights-chief/