To deny a benefit to a particular sect of people from a narrow group of nations based upon an unsubstantiated fear, is not fair, neither could it be legal under human rights laws. Such actions are suspect of promoting hate, bigotry and racism that could lead to reciprocal events including acts of violence.
Whether or not the new White House administration contemplated reciprocal actions by nations and people effected by a temporary ban from travel to the United States(US), it has however become apparent that the Donald Trump administration, has stirred up much anxiety, chaos and anger.
Moreover, that the administration singled out seven Muslim-majority nations to ban, appears to endorse a dislike to Muslims. Thus, yesterday's tragedy in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, where gunmen opened fire at a Muslim Mosque during Sunday prayers, killing six innocent people, while wounding another eight, though it may not have been directly related to the seeming anti-Muslim policy of the Trump administration, it was an example of stoked religious hatred - terrorism against Muslims.
The Canadian event, in a country that prides itself on its humanitarian support for refugees of all sects, creeds and countries of origin, "was a murderous act directed at a specific community," Quebec's premier Philippe Couillard was cited as declaring by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation(CBC). Muslims were targeted at prayers by two alleged terrorists in the execution of a religious hate crime.
Rash actions and policies by governments could send ill-fated messages to troublesome hate seekers, who might perceive government policies as endorsing hatred, bigotry and racism that could all lead to reciprocal violence. Therefore, rational governance should always prevail over narrow reactionary untested policies.