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Stop ethnic profiling and hate speech

Mar 18, 2017
On Tuesday, March 21 the world marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, with this year’s theme being racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration. This is significant in view of the emergence of the explosive Donald Trump as President of the United States and his two executive orders imposing a temporary ban on immigrants from six Muslim majority countries. In the states of Hawaii and Maryland, federal judges have ruled that Mr. Trump’s orders are illegal. The judges went beyond the letter of the law and gave a contextual ruling provoking the Twitter tycoon to accuse the judiciary of going beyond its limits. But many legal analysts have praised the rulings as judicial activism. The trend towards populism, which started with the Brexit in Britain, set off a political nuclear explosion with the election of Donald Trump and has cast a cloud over upcoming elections in the mainline European Union states of France and Germany. Thankfully, Holland on Wednesday gathered up plenty of Dutch courage to reject Populism or extremism and give new hope for moderation and the respect for diversity.   
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Daily Mirror, March 18, 2017

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