President Barack Obama did the right thing today by repealing federal counterterrorism regulations that required tens of thousands of non-citizen Muslims to register with the government. The action may slow down President-elect Donald Trump if he moves to make good on his misguided campaign promise to create a Muslim registry. If so, let’s hope Trump can be slowed to a stop. The US has had what was for all practical purposes a limited kind of Muslim registry: it failed as a counterterrorism strategy and it contributed to discrimination.
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