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Editorial: Trump's travel ban defies what makes America great

Inciting divisions puts US, world at risk; allies such as Japan must respond

| Japan

The strength and greatness of the U.S. stem from its ability to unite people from all places and walks of life under the flag of liberty and freedom. The recent entry ban imposed by President Donald Trump on refugees and citizens of certain countries feeds concerns that the U.S. itself is destroying this core value.

The international community shares the task of fighting the spread of radical Islamist terrorism. But Trump's actions, which could be taken as a direct attack on Muslims and those from the Middle East, will only incite anger in the region and fan the flames of terror.

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