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KLM refuses seven passengers following Trump's muslim country ban/KLM complicity with Trump's discriminatory policy

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KLM REFUSES SEVEN PASSENGERS FOLLOWINGTRUMP'S MUSLIM COUNTRY BAN/KLM COMPLICITYWITH TRUMP'S DISCRIMINATION POLICY

SEE ALSO


http://www.astridessed.nl/klm-refuses-seven-passengers-following-trumps-muslim-country-banklm-complicity-with-trumps-discriminatory-policy/

Underlying letter is the English translation of a letterI wrote to KLM to protest theircollaboration with the discriminatory and Islamophobic Trumptravel ban:
 Text of my letter: ”KLM weigert VS reizigers vanwege Trump/KLM medeplichtigheid aan uitsluitingsbeleid”
Link

http://www.astridessed.nl/klm-weigert-vs-reizigers-vanwege-trumpklm-medeplichtigheid-aan-uitsluitingsbeleid/


  See the KLM  statement under note 1





Although the muslimban is temporarily cancelled  by the Federal Judge [2],reason why KLM gave in [3], my letter aboutthe complicity and co responsibility of KLM with Trump's discriminatory andIslamophobic policy  is still valid.
See under the notes my letter to KLM

Astrid Essed
AmsterdamThe Netherlands

NOTES


[1]
NEWS KLMUPDATE: TRAVELLING TO THE US
http://news.klm.com/update-travelling-to-the-us/


30January2017

Update: Travelling to the US

On 28 January 2017, President Trump of the United States of America signed an executive order that has immediate consequences for passengers from seven countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen. As a result, KLM was compelled to inform seven passengers on Saturday that they would not be able to fly to the USA.

Like all other airlines, KLM has to comply with the entrance requirements that countries set for travellers. Airlines are not permitted to carry passengers who do not meet those entrance requirements. In this, KLM complies with the aviation authorities’ international agreements.

KLM regrets the inconvenience caused to its passengers who were confronted with this sudden change of circumstances. Although the fact that these passengers were unable to fly to the USA lies entirely outside KLM’s sphere of influence, we decided to offer these passengers a voucher equivalent in value to the flight they were unable to take to the USA. KLM thereby hopes to alleviate to some degree the inconvenience caused by the decision taken by the American authorities.

KLM now informs affected passengers prior to departure. Passengers who were already on their way to Schiphol have been offered a free flight back to where they departed from. No KLM passenger has got stuck anywhere.

KLM recommends you refer to the American authorities to find out the exact requirements for entry into the USA.
Please read here the IATA statement about travelling to the US. Read here the statement of the US Embassy. 




[2]

THE WASHINGTON POSTFEDERAL JUDGE TEMPORARILY BLOCKS TRUMP'SENTRY ORDER NATIONWIDE
https://www.washingtonpost. com/world/national-security/ federal-judge-temporarily- blocks-trumps-immigration- order-nationwide/2017/02/03/ 9b734e1c-ea54-11e6-bf6f- 301b6b443624_story.html?utm_ term=.fd393ecca364

[3]



04 February 2017

Travel ban US on hold

Owing to the fact that a federal court in the United States has temporarily lifted the travel ban, KLM is pleased to announce that the US immigration authorities have notified airlines that passengers who are citizens of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen will be granted access to the United States once more. ''


NEWS KLM

TRAVEL BAN US ON HOLD


http://news.klm.com/travel-ban -us-on-hold/







 
MY LETTER TO THE KLM





TOKLMBOARD OF DIRECTORSMANAGEMENT     
Subject:Your refusal of seven passengers to the USA 
My demand:Stop hiding yourself behind the back of Trump,make your own choices and be no longeraccomplice with discrimination and Islamophobia!
Dear Board of Directors,Dear Management,
Last week, again, you backed the wrong horse!  Why I write ''again'', you will be aware, reading this letter.
But first this serious business, reason for writing this letterto you.At least twice [maybe more, but as so far my information],you have refused to fly passengers to the USA, who possessedvisa for that country. [1]
Background:
 The Trump US travel ban for seven countries, Iraq, Iran, Jemen, Sudan,Libya, Somalia en Syria. [2]
To say it otherwise:The muslimban [3], because the referred countries aremuslimcountries.
Hopefully I don't have to tell you, that the Trump ban is discriminatoryand in contrary with the freedom of movement. Yet you have the guts to cooperate with this shameful measure,from, nota bene, a foreign head of State with who you havenothing to do! 
What makes that you?Accesory to discrimination, harming travellers and the violationof your duty to fly passengers, who have booked a ticket.\
People have paid for their travel [you are not cheap, besides]and it's your duty to fly them, regardless descent, religion and/orcountry of origin!
That's obviously not what you are doing, what is a shame. Dat doet u duidelijk niet, wat een schande is.
Still greater shame are your worthless excuses.I quote ''Elsevier'' [the newspaper]''We can't do anything about it'' a spokesman of the airline company says tonewsagency ANP.''And when we fly passengers from the seven countries (Iran, Irak, Libië, Syrië, Somalië, Sudan en Jemen), that means, that KLM must fly themback again''''So it makes no sense to take them on the flight'' according the airline company.Besides, airline companies risk a fine, when they don't cooperate withthe new US rules'' [4]


The Metro [Dutch newspaper] wrote: ''The Re-entry ban, which the USA has decided for people fromseven countries is a fait accompli, with which airline companies like theKLM must cooperate. That can mean, that passengers become victims of those rules'' explained a KLM spokeswoman last monday'' [5] Board of Directors and Management, this is the same trick you always play,when you collaborate with dirty business. 
 Hiding yourself behind the back of a ''State policy'', ''rules arerules''Don't you be ashamed of yourself?Obviously not, because then you wouldn't do it!
Therefore I took my pen to wash your ears! By hiding behind Trump's policy, you want to acquit yoirself from your own responsibility.
By referring to the Trump policy you want to acquit yourself of your responsibilty.But of course that's nonsense, it is your own choice, to helpTrump to execute his discriminatory, Islamophobic policy.
 There were protests in the Netherlands and international[and will continue] against this scandalous ban, fromdemonstrators, EU leaders, the Dutch prime minister Rutteand the Dutch minister of foreign Affairs, Koenders, eventhe American business world  take their measures. [6] 
A Federal Judge has temporarily blocked the Trump ban. [7]
But that seems to make no impression on you.No, your5 airplane company continues with its felony.
AND NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME! 
That's precisely the reason why I wrote at the beginning of my letter''Last week, again, you backed the wrong horse'' In the past I washed your ears several times because of yourcollaboration with the deportation policy of the Dutch government andthe disastrous consequences for the deported refugees. [8]

Then you came with the same excuse:to be ''merely'' the executive'' of the government policy. 
Then, as in this letter, I washed your ears untill they were red! [9]
CLOSURE!  

Your hiding behind ''the State'', ''the government''and ''the rules'', whether it concerns the Dutch deportation policy or the discriminatory policy of a foreign Head of State, is criminal and cowardly!  You are an accomplice with human rights violations!
Because it is your own choice to collaborate or not!Your responsibility stays!
Your attitude ''Befehl ist Befehl'' is not valid anymore since theNurmberg trials! [10] 
That's why I slam you in your face and DEMAND from you:
STOP COLLABORATION WITH TRUMP'S DISCRIMINATIONAND ISLAMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPORT PASSENGERSREGARDLESS OF DESCENT, RELIGION OR COUNTRYOF ORIGIN!
Or else you will end up on the garbage dump of history.In fact, you are already running for the election !

Kind greetings
Astrid EssedAmsterdamThe Netherlands

NOTES



[1]


DUTCHNEWS.NLKLM REFUSES SEVEN PASSENGERS FOLLOWINGTRUMP'S MUSLIM COUNTRY BAN28 JANUARY 2017

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/a rchives/2017/01/klm-refuses-se ven-passengers-following-trump s-muslim-country-ban/


PASSENGERS STOPPED FROM BOARDING PLANES TO USAS TRUMP'S TRAVEL BAN GO INTO EFFECT

http://www.dw.com/en/passenger s-stopped-from-boarding-planes -to-us-as-trumps-travel-bans-g o-into-effect/a-37314819

IN DUTCH:ELSEVIER [newspaper]AGAIN, KLM REFUSES PASSENGERS FOR THE USA29 JANUARY 2017


ELSEVIERWEER REIZIGERS NAAR VS GEWEERD DOOR KLM29 JANUARI 2017 http://www.elsevier.nl/nederla nd/anp/2017/01/weer-reizigers- naar-vs-geweerd-door-klm-29011 7084ANP/

NOTE 1 FROM MY ORININAL [DUTCH] LETTER TO THE KLM
http://www.astridessed.nl/klm- weigert-vs-reizigers-vanwege-t rumpklm-medeplichtigheid-aan-u itsluitingsbeleid/



[2]


DUTCHNEWS.NLKLM REFUSES SEVEN PASSENGERS FOLLOWINGTRUMP'S MUSLIM COUNTRY BAN28 JANUARY 2017

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/a rchives/2017/01/klm-refuses-se ven-passengers-following-trump s-muslim-country-ban/


PASSENGERS STOPPED FROM BOARDING PLANES TO USAS TRUMP'S TRAVEL BAN GO INTO EFFECT

http://www.dw.com/en/passenger s-stopped-from-boarding-planes -to-us-as-trumps-travel-bans-g o-into-effect/a-37314819


[3]

MUSLIMBAN
WIKIPEDIAEXECUTIVE ORDER 13769
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Executive_Order_13769



[4]
THE TEXT IN THE LETTER IS TRANSLATED FROM DUTCHTHE DUTCH NESPAPER ELSEVIER WROTE:
''”We kunnen er niet zoveel aan doen, zegt een woordvoerder van de luchtvaartmaatschappij tegen persbureau ANP. En als we passagiers meenemen uit deze zeven landen (Iran, Irak, Libië, Syrië, Somalië, Sudan en Jemen), dan betekent dat dat KLM hen ook weer mee moet terugnemen. Het heeft dus weinig zin om deze mensen te vervoeren, aldus de luchtvaartmaatschappij. Ook riskeren luchtvaartmaatschappijen een boete als ze zich niet houden aan de nieuwe regels in de Verenigde Staten.”
ELSEVIERKLM ABOUT REFUSING PASSENGERS:''WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT''
IN DUTCH:
ELSEVIERKLM OVER ”WEIGEREN” PASSAGIERS: WE KUNNENNIET ANDERS  http://www.elsevier.nl/ nederland/achtergrond/2017/01/ klm-over-weigeren-passagiers- we-kunnen-niet-anders-443605/


[5]

THE TEXT IN THE LETTER IS TRANSLATED FROM DUTCHTHE DUTCH NESPAPER THE METRO WROTE:
''”Het inreisverbod dat de Verenigde Staten voor mensen uit zeven landen hebben ingesteld, is een voldongen feit waar luchtvaartmaatschappijen zoals KLM zich „aan moeten houden. Dat kan betekenen dat passagiers de dupe worden van die regels”, zo legde een woordvoerster van KLM maandag uit.''

METROKLM REACTS ON THE COMMOTION"RULES ARE RULES30 JANUARY 2017
IN DUTCH:

METROKLM REAGEERT OP OPHEF: REGELS ZIJN REGELS30 JANUARI 2017   http://www.metronieuws.nl/nieu ws/binnenland/2017/01/klm-reag eert-op-ophef-regels-zijn-rege ls


[6]

AL JAZEERAUS PROTESTS GROW AGAINST DONALD TRUMP'S IMMIGRATIONBAN30 JANUARY 2017

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/ 2017/01/protests-grow-trump-im migrant-ban-order-170129194912 379.html


THE GUARDIANTHOUSANDS PROTEST AGAINST TRUMP TRAVEL BAN IN CITIESAND AIRPORTS NATIONWIDE

https://www.theguardian.com/us -news/2017/jan/29/protest-trum p-travel-ban-muslims-airports



MIDDLE EAST EYEEU NATIONS EXPRESS ALARM AFTER TRUMP CLOSESDOOR ON REFUGEES
  http://www.middleeasteye.net/n ews/eu-nations-alarmed-after-t rump-closes-door-refugees-1236 324723


DUTCH NEWS.NLDUTCH PRIME MINISTER REGRETS AND REJECTS TRUMP'SMUSLIM COUNTRY ENTRY BAN29 JANUARY 2017

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/a rchives/2017/01/dutch-prime-mi nister-regrets-and-rejects-tru mps-muslim-country-entry-ban/


DUTCH NEWS.NLUS ENTRY BAN IS ''DISCRIMINATORY'', SAYS DUTCH PRIMEMINISTER2 FEBRUARY 2017

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/a rchives/2017/02/us-entry-ban-i s-discriminatory-on-paper-says -dutch-prime-minister/

TRANSLATED IN ENGLISHELSEVIERKOENDERS TAKES MEASURES AGAINST AMERICA AFTER''MUSLIMBAN''
SEE ELSEVIER NEWS MESSAGE:

ELSEVIERKOENDERS NEEMT MAATREGELEN TEGEN AMERIKANA ”MOSLIMBAN”
  http://www.elsevier.nl/nederla nd/achtergrond/2017/01/koender s-neemt-maatregelen-tegen-vs-n a-moslimban-444529/


THE TRIBUNE.COMTHE WORLD'S BIGGEST COMPANIES HAVE UNITED TOSUE TRUMP OVER MUSLIM BAN6 FEBRUARY 2017

https://tribune.com.pk/story/ 1318553/worlds-biggest- companies-united-sue-trump- muslim-ban/



[7]

THE WASHINGTON POSTFEDERAL JUDGE TEMPORARILY BLOCKS TRUMP'SENTRY ORDER NATIONWIDE
https://www.washingtonpost. com/world/national-security/ federal-judge-temporarily- blocks-trumps-immigration- order-nationwide/2017/02/03/ 9b734e1c-ea54-11e6-bf6f- 301b6b443624_story.html?utm_ term=.fd393ecca364







[8]

FORMER LETTERS TO KLM

IN ENGLISH
http://www.astridessed.nl/klm- complicity-with-the- deportation-of-mr-f-m-amiri- to-unsafe-afghanistanletter- to-klm/


http://www.astridessed.nl/ reaction-to-klm-facebookyour- complicity-with-the- deportation-of-an-afghan- family-to-unsafe-and- dangerous-afghanistan/



http://www.astridessed.nl/klm- complicity-with-the- deportation-of-an-afghan- family-to-unsafe-and- dangerous-afghanistanletter- to-the-klm/


IN DUTCH

http://www.astridessed.nl/?s= KLM



[9]
SLAP IN THE FACE OF KLM


In your reaction on an earlier letter of me, youpointed out, that it is not ´´unusual´´to deport refugees, since you act ´´at orderof the authorities´´ (7) Well, dear Mr or Mrs, ´´at order of the authorities´´is no excuse at all. With all respectUTTER NONSENSE It´s your own company policy and choice, to cooperatewith the government policy of deportations or not andso you are co responsible, might the refugee be harmedafter deportation, as I let you know before. (8)

IN NOTE 7 OF THE UNDERLYING LETTER, THEKLM  REACTION IS TO BE READ, SEE NOTE 7,UNDER THIS LETTER

KLM COMPLICITY WITH THE DEPORTATION OFMR F.M. AMIRI TO UNSAFE AFGHANISTAN/LETTER TOKLMASTRID ESSED4 JANUARI 2015
http://www.astridessed.nl/klm- complicity-with-the-deportatio n-of-mr-f-m-amiri-to-unsafe- afghanistanletter-to-klm/

NOTE 7REACTION OF KLM



(TRANSLATION IN ENGLISHREACTION KLM Dear Mrs Essed, Thank you very much for your message.We appreciate your concern. Out of privacy and security reasonswe can´t confirm, whether this person is travelling with us.However, it´s not unusual, that aircraft companies transportpassengers at order of the authorities.KLM forms no execption.For questions and remarks concerning government policywe refer to the authorities.Further I will not react on the content of your mail.I trust to have informed you rightly. Kind greetingsPASSENGER BUSINESSMw. T.van der Linde
Customer Care
KLM Nederland
THIS REACTION IS ORIGINALLY FROM THIS LETTER

 (ENGLISH TRANSLATIONKLM COMPLICITY WITH THE DEPORTATION OF A REFUGEE TOUNSAFE SOMALIA/REACTION ON LETTER KLM)
IN DUTCH
 KLM MEDEPLICHTIGHEID AAN UITZETTING VLUCHTELING NAAR ONVEILIGSOMALIE/REACTIE OP BRIEF KLM
http://www.astridessed.nl/klm- medeplichtigheid-aan- uitzetting-somalische- vluchtelingreactie-op-brief- klm-2/




[10]


PRINCIPLE IV     ””The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him”.       WIKIPEDIATHE NUREMBERG PRINCIPLES
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Nuremberg_principles