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Borowitz writes: "In a notable shift of public opinion, a substantial majority of Americans now favor a travel ban on a person who has recently visited a Muslim country, a new poll shows."

Trump in Saudi Arabia. (photo: Getty Images)
Trump in Saudi Arabia. (photo: Getty Images)

Nation Favors Travel Ban on Person Who Has Recently Visited Muslim Country

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

21 May 17


The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."

n a notable shift of public opinion, a substantial majority of Americans now favor a travel ban on a person who has recently visited a Muslim country, a new poll shows.

According to the poll, if such a person travelled to a country in the Middle East, for example, he should be subjected to extreme vetting before he is allowed to return to the United States.

If, in the course of such vetting, the person is found to have recently engaged in activities to undermine or even destroy American democracy in collaboration with a foreign enemy, he should be barred forever from entering the U.S., poll respondents agreed.

In sizable numbers, those polled “strongly agreed” with the statement, “Any American who travels to a Muslim country with the intention of selling them deadly weapons should not be allowed to return.”

Finally, a broad majority of poll respondents said that if such a person were to remain outside the borders of the U.S. forever, they would “sleep better at night.” your social media marketing partner


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+11 # MainStreetMentor 2017-05-21 19:31
Perhaps that travel ban might be extended to the borders and limitations of this entire planet! When's the next tip to the moon, and is there space enough for one more, one-way passenger?
+16 # pietheyn07 2017-05-21 21:42
ONG Andy. Spot on, again.
+8 # EternalTruth 2017-05-21 22:05
The truth shall set you free...or least give you a giggle for a minute. Thanks Andy!
+18 # sea7kenp 2017-05-21 23:06
The "Extreme Vetting" should have been done, *before* the Election!
+10 # pmargaret7 2017-05-21 23:08
Ha, Ha! It's true, I do feel so much better with him out of the country - like a big dead weight has lifted! If it could only last (and last, and last). Keep telling us about those polls, Andy. They are very consoling!
0 # EternalTruth 2017-05-22 14:48
It could know how unreliable these modern aircraft are ;-)
+8 # CDMR 2017-05-22 04:56
Yes, indeed. I support this new executive order. Trump can stay in Saudi Arabia, Qatar or UAE. He seems right at home there among the billionaires.

I think the whole press pool traveling with Trump should also fall under this ban. Let them all stay in Saudi Arabia or the other hellhoe, Israel.

I'm sleeping better already.
+9 # futhark 2017-05-22 07:28
One additional condition needs to be specified: the person has participated in arming radical antidemocratic Muslims with sophisticated weaponry, allowing them to force others to yield their freedom to the yoke of tyranny.
+9 # 2017-05-22 07:34
Keep him out!! Great idea Andy!!
0 # 2017-05-26 16:42
Yes indeed!!
+5 # Art947 2017-05-22 08:00
Truer words were never written!
+1 # Kootenay Coyote 2017-05-22 08:19
Why is he carrying a huge bunch of hem buds?
0 # Caliban 2017-05-22 23:20
Maybe it's broccoli.
0 # Time Traveller 2017-05-22 20:39
Waddya say we trade Dump for an over the hill blind camel and call it a bargain?
0 # Wise woman 2017-05-24 00:15
Andy, might we arrange for Pence, Ryan and McConnell to pay him a visit regarding some trumped up scheme to get the Saudi's cooperation in fiddling around with our oil prices or something? Then we could kill 4 birds with one stone.

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