US travel ban discriminates against Muslims: Author

Asia Middle East Forum

Several American and foreign organizations have criticized the US Supreme Court’s decision allowing parts of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to go into effect. They are urging institutions like the US Congress to take action to stop the implementation of this discriminatory act against Muslims.

To discuss the issue, Press TV has talked to Michael Springmann, author and former US diplomat, and Michael Lane, founder of the American Institute for Foreign Policy, both from Washington.

Springmann described the travel ban on Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen as discriminatory.

“It discriminates against Muslims certainly, but only certain Muslims states” are on the list which have never been involved in any attack against the US and its citizens, the former diplomat said on Wednesday.

Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan and member states of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council have not been mentioned on the travel ban list, he mentioned.

According to Springmann…

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