Donald Trump’s entry ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations has sent out shockwaves. Is it the beginning of the end of an open world? Our guests: Thomas Leiser (Republicans Abroad), Rieke Havertz, (Zeit Online), Alan Posener (Die Welt)
Rieke Havertz works for Zeit-online with a focus on the US. She says: “Donald Trump's Muslim ban shows that he is going to be exactly the president a lot of people feared he would be: relentless, shortsighted and ill-advised by his inner circle.”
Thomas Leiser is originally from Texas and chairman of the organisation "Republicans Abroad”. He says: "Limiting access to the US for citizens of seven, primarily Muslim countries is necessary and right. With this measure US President Trumps just fulfills a campaign promise. Perhaps, some better planning before implementation could have moderated the intense criticism."
Alan Posener is an Author and Commentator for the daily newspaper “Die Welt”. He says: “Muslims are protesting against Trump's travel ban. But anyone with an Israeli passport or even an Israeli visa in their passport is banned from entering 16 Muslim countries. Where is the Muslim protest against that?“