Jenna Bush, a correspondent for NBC News and the daughter of former President George W. Bush, has come out against the executive order barring immigration, travel, and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries that was issued by President Trump last week.
“This is not the America I know,” she wrote Wednesday in a Twitter post that included an excerpt from a speech that her father delivered at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. six days after the 9/11 attacks.
Ms. Bush posted President Bush’s speech on Islam as a “reminder” to her followers “to teach acceptance and love to our kids for all races, all religions.”
Bush’s speech isolates incidents of Islamic terrorism from the religion of Islam and its value to the world.
“Islam is peace,” he said. “These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.”
The excerpt Ms. Bush shared ends with a particularly relevant quote: “Those who feel like they can intimidate our fellow citizens to take out their anger don’t represent the best of America, they represent the worst of humankind, and they should be ashamed of that kind of behaviour.—APP