Trump couldn’t ban Muslims so he banned their electricals instead

Published March 21st, 2017 - 03:02 GMT
The announcement concerning the ban on electricals was first released through a tweet posted by Royal Jordanian Airlines. (Twitter)
The announcement concerning the ban on electricals was first released through a tweet posted by Royal Jordanian Airlines. (Twitter)

Today we found out that ‘secret US authorities’ have enforced a ban on passengers across 8 Muslim majority countries, prohibiting them from carrying electricals any bigger than a mobile phone on flights to and from the US.

The items included in the ban are laptops, ipads, kindles and any cameras bigger than a mobile phone. It is thought that the ban was implemented as a counterterrorism measure, but bizarrely enough only applies to foreign carriers and not US aircrafts travelling to the same destinations. In 2001 the planes hijacked during the 9/11 attacks were American aircrafts, flying domestic routes in the US.

The announcement concerning the ban on electricals was first released through a tweet posted by Royal Jordanian Airlines, who stated that passengers departing to and arriving from the United States are ‘strictly prohibited’ from carrying any electronic devices on board the flight. Similarly, Saudi Arabian Airline also tweeted about these restrictions for their passengers. 

People took to social media to express their outrage at the ban, and many seem to believe it's just a petty personal reaction from Trump after his immigration ban on people from 6 different Muslim majority states from entering the US was decalred unconstitutional. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We can only hope that this ban will suffer a similar fate to its predecessor.
 
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