US President Donald Trump’s recent executive order that bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country is a “psychological operation” and won’t make Americans safer, says a political analyst.
Walt Peretto, a writer and sociopolitical psychologist in Washington made the remarks while discussing the Trump administration’s immigration policies.
Trump signed an executive order on January 27, which was put on hold by federal courts, restricting the entry of citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The Trump administration said the measure was aimed at keeping what it called “radical Islamic terrorists” out of the US.
“This notion is a psychological operation, it is not a practical operation” Peretto told Press TV on Wednesday.
“Rulers rule their flocks by instilling fear in their subjects. The events of September 11, 2001 instilled a lot of fear in a lot of people,” he added.