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Trump Travel Order Requests Data on Honor Killings; Critics Unhappy

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By    |   Tuesday, 07 Mar 2017 04:58 PM

President Donald Trump's most recent executive order on immigration contains a directive for the U.S. government to compile a report on honor killings committed by "foreign nationals," a clause critics say demeans the religion of Islam.

The Religion News Service spoke with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) about the issue.

"It is a thinly veiled reference to stereotypes about Islam and Muslims," Daniel Mach, an ACLU director, told the website. "This reference to honor killings is part of a broader effort to smear an entire faith by the extreme acts of a few, and its inclusion in this order bolsters the argument that this is simply another attempt at a Muslim ban."

Trump's order, which he signed Monday, puts a temporary halt on immigration from six countries with a terror presence. It also placed America's acceptance of refugees from those same countries on hold.

Critics of the first order, which was signed at the end of January before it was later struck down by the courts, and Monday's directive say they're essentially a ban on Muslims.

The latest order requests "information regarding the number and types of acts of gender-based violence against women, including so-called 'honor killings,' in the United States by foreign nationals."

An honor killing involves someone murdering a member of their family out of a belief that they brought shame to the family. Women are often the victims.

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President Donald Trump s most recent executive order on immigration contains a directive for the U.S. government to compile a report on honor killings committed by "foreign nationals," a clause critics say demeans the religion of Islam.
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