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Submitted by Nazim Abdullayev (Denmark), Jan 29, 2017 at 17:05

I don't think your policy is practicable or even workable. It will be done based on nationality, passport name and skin color. Atheists (of which Iranians are many) will be ensnared with religious. US citizens have a duty to take a stand against the racist and demeaning travel ban, which they are doing. It may even be overturned, although Trump shows resolve few thought could be attributed to him. But irreparable damage on so many fronts has been done.

As I was always thinking, destruction to the Western "civilized" way of life will be achieved not by Islamist terrorists and spread of alien cultures but by Western the reaction to them. Reaction is spreading all over Europe now, with no country being immune. Because the opposition to the far right can not disappear without repression, populists will store resentment and fear of Muslims and immigrants first, leading to many more bans and deportations. . To achieve this aim they must have to suppress, ostracise and muzzle liberal voices, maybe even by force.

I also fear radicalization of the native left and muslims. If center does not hold and elites collapse, radical forces of all stripes will take over. Violence and repression looms.

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You do not explain why this approach is unworkable.

Interesting notion that "destruction to the Western 'civilized' way of life will be achieved not by Islamist terrorists and spread of alien cultures but by Western the reaction to them."

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