MP Virendra Sharma urges Theresa May to break her silence over Trump ban on Muslims

Indian-origin British MP has urged Prime Minister Theresa May to break her 'deafening silence' on President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban on nationals of seven Muslim countries.

While describing the move as 'racist' Virendra Sharma, MP for Ealing Southall, London, has written a letter to the PM, stating, "I want to raise with you in the strongest possible terms the deafening silence of you as Prime Minister and the whole of Her Majesty's Government on President Trump's immoral, racist and truly un-American immigration policy."

Indian-origin British MP Virendra Sharma
Virendra Sharma believes that the ban on Muslims threatens the American ideals of liberty, opportunity and equality. Photo: Connected to India

"While I understand the need to remain on good terms with the American President I do not think it does our reputation around the globe any good to be seen as silent accomplices. I know there has been some clarification from the Government on British citizens visiting the US, but any blanket travel ban is shameful. I hope that you will use your greatly visible position on the world stage to emphatically renounce the newest round of offensive behaviour by President Trump," he states further.

The 69-year-old politician believes that the ban on entry to the US for nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen is not only 'racist', but it also threatens the American ideals of 'liberty, opportunity and equality."