Bana Alabed, a seven year old Syrian girl from Aleppo, has penned a letter to US President Donald Trump imploring him to “do something for the children of Syria.”
Bana currently resides in Turkey with her family after being displaced from her home in Aleppo last December.
This letter was posted to Twitter by Bana on January 25, 2017 with the hashtag #LetterToTrumpFromBana and was retweeted over 4,000 times.
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) January 25, 2017
In the letter she talks about how some of her friends were killed during the siege of Aleppo, calling it “the city of death.”
She considers herself fortunate to have escaped the situation in Syria but does not fail to acknowledge that “millions of Syrian children are not like me and are suffering in different parts of Syria.”
She even bargains with Trump by offering her friendship to him if he promises to work toward the amelioration of Syrian children. She writes, “If you promise you will do something for the children of Syria, I am already your new friend.”
She ends the letter on a hopeful note by saying that she is looking forward to Trump’s potential policies regarding the children of Syria.
On January 27 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries into the United States and indefinitely halting immigration from Syria.
The order has come under a lot of fire from within and outside the United States with the hashtag #MuslimBan trending on social media platforms. Bana defiantly posted the following tweet as a response to Trump’s #MuslimBan