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Trump ban on Muslims simply makes no sense

Every country has the inviolable right to safeguard its security, people, economy and public safety. The US is no exception.

However, banning Muslim refugees from entering the US while giving special preferences for Christians defies common sense.

Not all terrorists are Muslims. Terrorism transcends geographical boundaries, colours, races, genders, creeds and religions.

Many Muslim countries, such as Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Malaysia and Indonesia are leading the battle to defeat radicalisation and terrorism through co-operation and partnership with the US.

President Donald Trump must also remember that 1.5bn people are Muslims. They constitute one-quarter of humanity.

Together we can build a world of peaceful coexistence and religious and social inclusion and harmony.

DR MUNJED FARID AL QUTOB

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