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5 of 7 nations hit by US travel ban are majority Muslim

Updated : June 28, 2018 01:44 PM IST

The seven nations under the Trump administration's travel ban — upheld by the US Supreme Court — include five majority Muslim countries, prompting dissenting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to assert that the entry restrictions were motivated by "animus toward the Muslim faith." The administration cites security concerns.
The list includes countries with a hostile relationship with Washington, such as North Korea, Iran and Syria. Others, such as Somalia and Yemen, are considered hotbeds of Islamic militant activity.
Most of the nations have yet to officially react to the court's decision on the ban.
5 of 7 nations hit by US travel ban are majority Muslim
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