According to Donald Trump's executive order on prohibiting refugees from certain countries travelling into the US, the ban aims to “protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States”.
Yet many are questioning his reasoning:
Alex Nowrasteh, an immigration expert and researcher at think tank Cato Institute found that between 1975 and 2015, “foreigners from those seven nations have killed zero Americans on terror attacks on US soil”.
Trump's executive order stops the Syrian refugee program indefinitely.
According to a study by Pew, 38,901 Muslim refugees were admitted into the US in 2016, a small sum compared to the much smaller Germany’s 300,000.
In an interview with The Brody File, Donald Trump was asked about the Syrian refugee program, specifically how he viewed the cases of Christian refugees:
As it relates to persecuted Christians, do you see them as kind of a priority here?
Are there grounds to single out Muslim countries?
The New America Foundation recently found that white Americans, not Muslim extremists, were the bigger threat to US citizens.
After studying 26 post-9/11 attacks on US soil, researchers found that 19 of those attacks were perpetrated by non-Muslims.