Families like the Salems are eager to see if the Biden administration will follow through on promises to help separated families and refugees.
While Donald Trump criticizes the Muslim family of a slain U.S. soldier, Crimean Tatar Muslims are hailed in their own country as Ukrainian patriots.
We must understand that the majority of Middle East Muslims, Christians, Yazidis, Jews, and other religious groups have lived through far worse than any of us could imagine.
Hauling up the drawbridge to the refugees is not going to stop Daesh from threatening America or change the government in Syria. Nor will it create a safer place for Americans. Instead this proclivity for panic will only heighten suspicions of the alien other (in this case, Muslim and Middle Eastern).
We're America. And sometimes, we're afraid.
He's made shocking comments about Islam, but this wasn't one of them.
"They live under open sky, with no support from the United Nations or the Bangladeshi government," human rights activist
In recent years, Muslim countries especially have seen a huge growth in refugees. In this context, it is especially important to understand the Islamic principles relevant to refugees and the connection to international law.