UN responds to US campaign rhetoric over Muslim travel ban

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UN responds to US campaign rhetoric over Muslim travel ban UN responds to US campaign rhetoric over Muslim travel ban

The United Nations is voicing concern about anti-Muslim rhetoric in the U.S. presidential campaign. Officials at the U.N. Refugee Agency have warned that some comments could threaten the resettlement of Syrian refugees and other victims of war.

CCTV’s Liling Tan reports.

 

UN responds to US campaign rhetoric over Muslim travel ban

The United Nations is voicing concern about anti-Muslim rhetoric in the U.S. presidential campaign. Officials at the U.N. Refugee Agency have warned that some comments could threaten the resettlement of Syrian refugees and other victims of war. CCTV’s Liling Tan reports.

The U.S. is the largest resettlement country in the world. The U.N. Refugee Agency said stopping immigrants and refugees now would be the wrong time because this is when help is needed most.

The United Nations warns that inflammatory comments such as U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to temporarily block Muslims from entering the United States could derail a key resettlement program.


Islamic theology academic on Donald Trump’s Muslim US entry ban suggestion

CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke to Odeh Muhawesh. He is an adjunct Professor at University of St. Thomas where he teaches courses in Islamic theology.

Islamic theology academic on Donald Trump\'s Muslim US entry ban suggestion

CCTV America's Mike Walter spoke to Odeh Muhawesh. He is an adjunct Professor at University of St. Thomas where he teaches courses in Islamic theology.

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