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Reactions to Trump’s Travel Ban

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Press Review 06.27.18

Last update: 2018-06-27 11:26:02

U.S. Supreme Court voted to support President Trump's travel ban which prevents entry into the U.S. for most people from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, report Adam Liptak and Michael D. Shearof The New York Times. Ola Salem of Al-Jazeera, writing of the protests that took place outside of the courthouse shortly after the ruling, reports that American Muslim protestors feel as though the decision is a direct expression of Islamophobia. 

 

Over 400,000 rallied via a social media campaign called #JusticeforNoura in order to overturn the death sentence of 19 year old Noura Hussein. Last month, the Islamic Sudanese court sentenced her to death by hanging after she had killed her husband in self-defense, according to the BBC.This week, death sentence charges have been dropped.

 

Between June 15thand 17th, Egypt’s Ministry of Interior deployed the largest number of female police officers it has ever dispatched on Egyptian streets. Alaa Abdul Majeed, a former general and former police science professor at the Police College, told Al-Monitor, “The presence of women has become indispensable to ward off crimes of harassment.”

 

As value of the Iranian Rial decreases, streets fill with protests. Despite the countries efforts to stabilize the currency rate, the Rial has dropped to a new low, 90,000 to the U.S. dollar on the black market, reports Sasha Ingber of National Public Radio.