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Muslim White House staffer quits, slamming Trump's travel ban
by Olivia Beavers
A Muslim staffer on the National Security Council quit eight days into the Trump administration, citing President Trump's travel ban as the motivating factor in a personal account published Thursday by The Atlantic.
Rumana Ahmed joined the White House in 2011 and said she decided to stay on with the Trump administration in the hope of giving "the new president and his aides, a more nuanced view of Islam, and of America's Muslim citizens."
"Like most of my fellow American Muslims, I spent much of 2016 watching with consternation as Donald Trump vilified our community. Despite this — or because of it — I thought I should try to stay on the NSC staff during the Trump Administration," Ahmed wrote.
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