Sunday, 29 January 2017

Sir Mo Farah on Trump's Travel Ban

The British distance runner, Sir Mo Farah CBE has voiced out his concerns over President of the United States of America, Donald Trump's travel ban. 
Farah 33, who resides in the United States of America with his family, reacted to Trump's executive order to prohibit the entire US refugee programme and also establish a 90-day travel ban on nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The four-time Olympic champion wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday;
" On 1st January this year, Her Majesty The Queen made me a Knight of the Realm. On 27th January, President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien.
I am a British citizen who has lived in America for the past six years - working hard, contributing to society, paying my taxes and bringing up our four children in the place they now call home. Now, me and many others like me are being told that we may not be welcome. It’s deeply troubling that I will have to tell my children that Daddy might not be able to come home - to explain why the President has introduced a policy that comes from a place of ignorance and prejudice.
I was welcomed into Britain from Somalia at eight years old and given the chance to succeed and realise my dreams. I have been proud to represent my country, win medals for the British people and receive the greatest honour of a knighthood. My story is an example of what can happen when you follow polices of compassion and understanding, not hate and isolation. "

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