Archbishop Mouneer criticises US immigration restrictions

by Anglican Communion News Service


Source: Anglican Communion News Service

Archbishop Mouneer Hanna Anis, Primate of the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, has described President Trump’s decision to restrict entry to the United States from seven Muslim-majority nations as a “naive” solution based on “generalisation and discrimination.” He also criticised the decision to prioritise the refugee applications of Christians in the Middle East: “I was very sad to hear about President Trump’s decision, and fear it will not contribute to the security of the United States in any way. I appreciate the right of the government to protect the nation from terrorism, but this will not happen by preventing Muslims from coming to the country. The Oklahoma City bombing, we recall, was conducted by an American, not a Muslim.”

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