Liberals Argue that Trump’s Travel Ban will be a Terrorist Recruiting Tool, but They’re Wrong

According to Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Jordan’s King Abdullah, with whom he recently spoke, lent credence to his conviction that Donald Trump’s travel ban will be used as a recruitment tool by ISIS. Cardin, who was a guest on CNN’s “New Day,” explained:

We give them material for recruitment when we impose what is said to be a ‘Muslim ban.’ That’s how it’s perceived internationally. That’s used by ISIS to say, ‘It’s relevant to join us in this fight against the West.’

We’ve heard this argument before, in slightly altered form, from then-President Barack Obama, who argued on behalf of shutting down the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay on the grounds that it could be used as a recruitment tool.

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Howard Portnoy is the Editor of LibertyUnyielding. He has written for HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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