It’s been exactly one week since Donald Trump issued his executive order to temporarily restrict travel from seven terror hotbed countries until the U.S. can ensure strict vetting procedures in place.
In the meantime, we’ve been treated to protests — some violent — along with histrionics and meltdowns in the liberal media, mischaracterizations and all manner of nonsense over the order.
However, a voice of reason has emerged from a most unlikely place: the Arab world.
Fox News reports, The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat on Wednesday came out in defense of President Donald Trump’s order temporarily barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
The comments by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Gulf federation’s foreign minister, could help bolster the administration’s assertion that the directive was not intended as a ban against Muslims.
The UAE minister said the U.S. was within its rights to take what he said was a “sovereign decision” concerning immigration — the first such remarks in support of Trump’s move from the Gulf Arab region.
Sheikh Abdullah also voiced faith in the American administration’s assurances that the move was not based on religion, and noted that most of the world’s Muslim-majority countries were not covered by the order.
“The is a temporary ban and it will revised in 3 months, so it is important that we put into consideration this point,” he said.
“Some of these countries that were on this list are countries that face structural problems,” he continued. “These countries should try to solve these issues … and these circumstances before trying to solve this issue with the United States.”
Now it must be said that The Emirates is one of our closest allies in the Arab world and also has commercial ties with the president. A golf course and real estate project are underway in Dubai under the Trump brand, and there’s an Abu Dhabi tourism office in Trump Tower in New York.
But frankly, if Trump’s private sector history with other nations helps to foster trust and understanding, is that such a bad thing?
In any event, you’ve no doubt heard not a peep about this from the mainstream media. Can’t have anything bust the narrative.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]