OIC Concerned over US President’s Executive Order Restricting Entry into the US

Jeddah, The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed grave concern at the Executive Order issued by US President Donald Trump banning nationals of 7 OIC Member States from entering the United States and excluding those holding valid visas and permanent residence cards from the order.

The OIC General Secretariat said in a statement today that this decision will further complicate the already grave challenges facing refugees. As a result of this ban many of those fleeing war and persecution have been adversely and unjustly affected.

OIC added that such selective and discriminatory acts will only serve to embolden the radical narratives of extremists and will provide further fuel to the advocates of violence and terrorism at a critical time when the OIC has been engaged with all partners, including the US, to combat extremism and terrorism in all their forms and manifestations.

The Statement added said that OIC calls upon the United States government to reconsider this blanket decision and maintain its moral obligation to provide leadership and hope at a time of great uncertainty and unrest in the world.

Source: Qatar News Agency