My Response to the ‘Muslim Ban:’ Not Today

  |  Topic: Identity, My Story, Opinion, Politics, Race/Ethnicity
Written By: Maya Martin
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Hearing that refugees fleeing terrorism will be denied entry to the United States because they call themselves Muslim, angers me — to say the least. If racism and xenophobia are unfounded weapons President Trump plans to use to bat away terrorism, or at the very least people’s fear of the Other, then we will respond with protest and resistance, with colorful hijabs and Arabic that rolls off the tongue.