George Hook doesn't believe this 'Muslim Ban' is worth us wrecking our relationship with the US, and discusses with Amanullah de Sondy and Eamon Ryan
Donald Trump has kept his election campaign promise and moved to ban entry of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries into the US.
Aides to the US President have called the implementation of a temporary travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries a "massive success story".
UCC's Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam did not agree, and told George on High Noon that this ban is not going to build any of the bridges that need to be built.
The executive order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for a period of 90 days. The order also suspends the United States' refugee system for 120 days. Essentially, Trump suspended the entry of people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
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Later on the show, George was joined by Green Party leader Eamon Ryan who believes that the Taoiseach should not go to the US on St Patrick's Day to meet with Donald Trump.
He believes it is the right time to make a stand.
George, needless to say, did not agree, worried that US-Irish relations could be severely dented by any boycotting of a tradition that has stood the country well for many years.
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