Order on Muslims blatantly false
To the Editor:
President Trump is justifying a pause on immigration to seven Muslim countries because of his fear of terrorism. However, an essential fact, seldom reported, is that the State Department also has terrorism warnings for four nearby countries – Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and U.A.E. – where Trump has business interests.
Thus, Trump's legal justification for blocking U.S. entry to Muslims in these seven selected countries is blatantly false. His Executive Order abolishes principles observed since America's founding.
As a Christian minister, I am appalled and disheartened at this gross violation of the religious liberty of Muslim refugee families already enduring many hardships.
Rev. Harry Rix