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Number of terrorist acts perpetrated in the U.S. by nationals of any of the seven countries? Zero.
30 January, 2017
Figures from CATO, a conservative think tank, show deaths caused on U.S. soil from countries Trump did not target in the Muslim ban.
The so-called Muslim Travel Ban is President Trump's most controversial measure yet.
<p>The suspension of entry into the U.S. covers citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries, mainly in the Middle East. Comments by Trump indicating that he would exempt members of <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/01/29/christian_leaders_oppose_trump_s_muslim_ban.html">Christian minorities</a> in those countries have fueled accusations that the measure specifically targets Muslims. </p> <p>However, the travel ban does not include a few other important Middle-Eastern countries, also with a Muslim majority. To assume, as some have done, that the latter countries were exempted because the Trump Organization has vested business interests there would be to ignore former vice president Joe Biden's parting advice: “Question a man’s judgment, not his motives”.</p> <p>The <a href="http://bigthink.com/videos/amani-al-khatahtbeh-on-the-muslim-registry-and-terrorism">ostensible motive of Trump's executive order</a> is "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry". However, as pointed out by CNN's Fareed Zakaria on his show <em>GPS</em>, the total tally of Americans killed on U.S. soil by nationals of any of the seven countries is... zero. Or, as he quoted the list in full: "Iraq – zero, Iran – zero, Syria – zero, Yemen – zero, Libya – zero, Somalia – zero, Sudan – zero".</p> <p><img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8xODMzODQ5OC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzMDUzMzg4Nn0.zEsiDzsjwHfn41ts5MyogHct2-uioTKO3uUtyoSDl8A/img.jpg?width=980" id="4c996" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="4c60eb203c65facae40cf800b8c7f2b6" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image"></p> <p>The figures quoted by Zakaria were produced by the Cato Institute, a conservative think tank. Comparing those figures to those of some countries left off the banned list: "That number for Saudi Arabia is 2,369, for the UAE is 314, for Egypt is 162, according to CATO," Zakaria says.</p> <p><img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8xODMzODQ5OS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxOTM1NTAyNX0._Es3Ncju3lxeEgoO-6gCW06vrCTstfq-vcJi0Stup6k/img.jpg?width=980" id="af710" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="29f83b6bfab77e66aa5e2376cdaf5db2" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image"></p> <p><em>Images from <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/shows/fareed-zakaria-gps" target="_blank">GPS</a>.</em> </p> <p><strong>Strange Maps #821</strong></p> <p><em>Got a strange map? Let me know at </em><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a><em>.</em></p>
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