Donald Trump last week suspended refugee travel into America for at least 120 days, preventing people from Syria, Iraq, Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the country, through an executive order.
The Syrian refugee program was suspended indefinitely.
Shortly following the ban, the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)’s director tweeted that people were already being turned away from flights, and those with visas were unable to return home.
Since then, the White House has pulled back on some parts of the ban on visitors from the seven countries, saying it will not apply to those with green cards granting them permanent residence in the Unites States.
On Sunday the Department of Homeland Security formally issued an order declaring legal residents exempt from the order.
The executive order prompted protests across the world: one in London, organised for 4 February is set to have over 10,000 attendees:
American demonstrators filled airports with signs that read ‘Stop The Ban’ and ‘Refugees Welcome Here’:
Following growing sentiment that the executive order constituted a 'Muslim Ban', and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's contrasting message of welcome to all refugees...
...on Sunday a terror attack on a Mosque in Quebec city left six people dead after gunmen opened fire.
Pigs’ heads have also been left outside of Islamic places of worship in the UK and the US.
An image of a Sikh man at a protest at John F Kennedy airport has been circulating the web:
His poster recounts an incident in which he was attacked because he ‘looked’ Muslim.
If you are silent and watching now, your lack of humanity disgusts me.
People are commending his bravery:
And other prominent Sikh leaders have praised the young man for standing by their 'Muslim brothers and sisters':