Faith and History Demand Better of Us - Omid Safi

February 1, 2017

It’s really happening.

Prior to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, some were saying that perhaps his posturing during the campaign was a tactic to get elected, and that once he had assumed the office of the president we would see a different, more presidential, Trump. We were told to “give him a chance.”

Less than a week into the Trump presidency, and that naïveté seems vastly unwarranted. Trump has already signed a number of execution orders on topics ranging from the Keystone XL pipeline to abortion. And now, we hear about a new executive order that would ban refugees from seven different Muslim majority countries (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen) from entering the United States. (To continue reading, visit here.)