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Is President Trump’s Immigration Order a 'Muslim Ban'?

Yes. Here’s why.

Source: Carlos Barria / Reuters

Imagine the following scenario.

A new presidential administration announces that “political turmoil and terrorism” in the Middle East requires new immigration rules.

From now on, visitors, immigrants and refugees from Israel will not be admitted.

With one exception, that is—believers in “minority religions” within the Jewish state (this is, most prominently, Christians and Muslims) will be allowed to enter, because they are being persecuted at home.

Accused of anti-Semitism, the new administration is aghast. How could you even suspect that? Look—Jews from elsewhere in the world are free to enter—even from other countries with large Jewish populations! It

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