With the varying responses to President Trump’s executive order on immigration, we decided to get a professional’s assessment.
Dr. Richard Maass, an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Evansville, defines this as an order aimed at strengthening our national security, but it might have the opposite effect. The order doesn’t refer to Islam specifically, but the seven countries that have been singled out are comprised of mostly Muslim populations.
Excluded from the list are several countries, like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt that have harbored and trained Jihadist groups. But they could be added to the list later.
Dr. Maass says some may view this as a disguised form of religious persecution, that radical groups like ISIS may use as a recruiting tool.
“The problem is that it’s a terrible counter…