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Majority Of World's Muslims Untouched By Trump Visa Ban
by Peter Hasson
The majority of the world's Muslims are not affected by President Donald Trump's executive order Friday barring citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States.
While all seven countries targeted by the ban are predominantly Muslim, they contain just a small fraction of the world's Muslims, who make up majority populations of 42 other countries, according to 2010 Pew Research data.
The three countries with the most Muslims, Indonesia, India and Pakistan, together account for a third of the world's Muslims. None of the three are included in the visa ban. In fact, only one of the countries affected by the ban, Iran, has more than two percent of the global Muslim population. Iran, where "Death to America and Israel" chants are common, contains just 4.6 percent of the world's Muslims.
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