Long before he earned the White House position, Donald Trump was always vocal about his perception of the Muslim community. In fact, in 2011, he questioned Barrack Obama's religion, stating that being a Muslim could be a bad thing for the then-president.

'When can we get rid of them?'

During his campaign, a member of the crowd said one of the main problems in the United States is the presence of Muslims. The man then asked Trump if he can kick them out of the country, to which Trump answered with a promising commitment to look into the matter along with "plenty of other things."

Before he won the presidential elections, Trump promised to get rid of all Syrian refugees whom he said could be members of ISIS.

According to Politico, the POTUS even considered closing all mosques in the country as part of his ploy against the said community.

When he was asked whether Islam is a peaceful religion or a violent religion, Trump candidly said that the Americans are "not loved by many Muslims" and that he thought that there is "something going on." He even slammed Obama for not using the words "radical Islamic terrorism" when two attackers killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California in December 2015.

After the act of terrorism, Trump announced his stand to block Muslim people from entering the United States until the officials can figure out the real issue in the country. In one of his interviews, the Washington Post reports that Trump said, "there's a group of people that is very sick" seemingly referring to the Muslim community.

Travel ban against Muslims

Just this March, the POTUS signed an executive order that prohibits six Muslim-dominated countries from entering the United States. The new travel ban is a revision of the original order he signed in January, which was blocked by an appeals court even before it took effect.

The new travel ban, however, still covers a 90-day ban on visitors just like the original version.

It did, however, excluded Iraq from the list of countries banned from the US. The removal of Iraq came after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis requested the exclusion.

On Thursday, a federal appeals court appealed to block Trump's travel ban against these six countries in a 10-3 ruling from the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals. The administration, on the other hand, is reportedly planning to make an appeal to the Supreme Court to review the case.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Department of Justice will continue to protect the Executive Branch for the welfare of the American people.

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