Tuesday 22 August 2017

'What I fear is a spread of this mentality'

Sahar Ali, who is originally from Sudan. Photo: Arthur Carron
Sahar Ali, who is originally from Sudan. Photo: Arthur Carron
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Muslims are worried about the growth of racism as a result of President Trump's ban.

Sahar Ali, a 26-year-old student who holds dual citizenship for Ireland and Sudan, said: "It is bizarre to see this ban in the 21st century."

Ms Ali currently has family members in the US who she said "can't leave now as once they leave they will not be able to go back".

"One thing I fear is a spread of this mentality. As soon as the ban was announced, a mosque in Texas was burned down, so I worry it will trickle across. Now I absolutely would think twice about going [to the US]," she said.

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