Steve Gern shares his story on ‘Hannity’
Fox News Reports:
A former U.S. Marine who works as a private security contractor took to Facebook to warn of the dangers Americans still face in Iraq.
Steven Gern’s video, which was posted from Iraq and has been viewed more than 44 million times, came just a few days after President Trump’s executive order triggered massive protests at U.S. airports.
The order temporarily banned travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iraq, Iran and Syria.
Gern relayed a short message about conversations he had about the controversial order with Iraqis. He said he asked them what would happen if he, an American, “went out in town.”
“[I asked] would I be welcome? And they instantly said, ‘Absolutely not. You would not be welcome,'” Gern recalled.
“And I said, ‘OK. What would happen if I went out in town?’ And they said the locals would snatch me up and kill me within an hour,” said Gern, adding that he what their answer would be.
Gern said he wanted to let Americans back home know what’s going on in one of the countries covered by the order, which has now been struck down by the courts.
“This is the local populace that would do this. This isn’t ISIS, this isn’t al Qaeda,” he added.
He said he then asked, “if you would do this to me in your country, why would I let you in my country?”
Gern said many Americans are “naive” about how people in Iraq and other countries actually feel about Americans.
Trump has argued that the ban is necessary for national security in order to make sure “extreme vetting” procedures are enacted.
You can watch the full clip here on facebook: Truth About Trump’s Travel Ban
Steven Gern, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran working in Iraq, discusses the reality of how Americans are treated there. The Video went viral on facebook and has over 20 Million Views
Visit him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/steven.gern
update: Marine was Evacuated out of iraq within 16 hours of a viral video, due to death threats.
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