Truman Project Statement on the Muslim Ban

Washington, DC – In light of this morning’s ruling upholding the Muslim ban, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement:

“Freedom of religion and embracing pluralism are core elements of American society and our strategic engagement with the world, and we are strongest when we stand with our allies. The president's Muslim ban—not ‘travel’ ban, as he himself has specified before—is an affront to those core values. It has not and will not make us any safer, instead alienating our partners and leaning on the same logic of extremist groups that insist that multicultural societies are impossible. In short, it is not what we need to lead on the world stage.”