State Rep. Bernadine Kennedy Kent (D-Columbus) today issued a response to President Trump’s executive order banning inbound travel from certain Muslim-majority nations:  

“President Trump’s ban makes us all less safe by falsely portraying what we stand for as Americans. This anti-American act by design will nurture fear of differing ethnicities and religions here at home instead of seeking out terror where it exists abroad. 

“It is my hope that – instead of passing this fear that is cultivated by ignorance rather than truth along to our children – we will expose our children to people of the Muslim faith, so that they will see most are not to be feared but embraced. With over a billion Muslim people worldwide, most want many of the same things the massive majority of us all want – to educate ourselves, to contribute to society, to love freedom and to live in peace.”

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