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Muslim Council of Wales warn of 'creeping fascism' over Trump's ban

President Trump signed the executive order on Friday. Credit: Sipa USA/SIPA USA/PA Images

The Muslim Council of Wales have said they are "extremely concerned" about the Trump administration's "Muslim ban" and that "we must all be vigilant of the slowly creeping fascism."

President Trump signed an executive order on Friday, temporarily banning refugees and citizens travelling to the States from seven mainly Muslim countries, to stop "radical Islamic terrorists".

The Muslim Council are calling on politicians to rally against the ban, which could affect UK citizens born abroad.

The Muslim Council of Wales is extremely concerned by the Trump administration's Muslim ban.

We must call the ban by what it is. It has banned citizens from seven Muslim majority countries, with an exemption for religious minorities. He has come through on his election pledge of a Muslim ban.

We have heard of many people living in America with green cards concerned about leaving.

This is a dangerous step. We must all be vigilant of the slowly creeping fascism.

I ask Theresa May and our politicians to use every influence to resist this Muslim ban.

– Saleem Kidwai OBE, Muslim Council of Wales

Citizens from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen will be affected by the border ban.

US President Donald Trump has told reporters in the Oval Office that his executive order curbing immigration into the United States is "not a Muslim ban".

He added: "It's working out very nicely. We're going to have a very, very strict ban and we're going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years.

The First Minister has told ITV News that the President's order has diminished "not just the United States, but the West as a whole" and that he will be raising the issue with the Prime Minister tomorrow.

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The impact on law-abiding citizens in this country and the world over is beyond any rational defence. But more than this, those of us who believe in the solemn duty of helping and protecting refugees must now work harder to show that help is still available and that we still care.

If the special relationship means anything, it must mean honestly calling one another to account. Silence and evasion are not the hallmarks of leadership.

I’ll be raising this with Theresa May when we meet tomorrow

– Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she does "not agree" with the ban, and will step in if it affects Britons.

She arrived back in the UK from a visit to Turkey amid anger after she refused to condemn the controversial ban.

She's said 'the United States is responsible for the United States' policy on refugees."

The Foreign Office say they are working with other government departments to investigate the impact of the ban.

We are still working closely with the State department to find out the impact this may have.

– Foreign Office Spokesperson