Said Donald Trump, signing an executive order that suspends immigration into the United States from from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.
I'm reading the NYT story on the subject, which puts the quote above in the third paragraph and makes it clear that that Trump's "them" refers to "radical Islamic terrorists."
Outside of quotes, the NYT changes the term to "Islamist terrorists." (Based on this Public Editor piece from 2013, I believe the NYT uses the word "Islamist" for those who believe in fusing the religion with governmental power.)
The Times news reports includes 2 serious criticisms of Trump's order. First, the choice of countries:
Announcing his “extreme vetting” plan, the president invoked the specter of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Most of the 19 hijackers on the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pa., were from Saudi Arabia. The rest were from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Lebanon. None of those countries are on Mr. Trump’s visa ban list.Second, the charge that it's religious discrimination:
The International Rescue Committee called it “harmful and hasty.” The American Civil Liberties Union described it as a “euphemism for discriminating against Muslims.” Raymond Offensheiser, the president of Oxfam America, said the order would harm families around the world who are threatened by authoritarian governments.The Times also observed the "irony" that the order issued on International Holocaust Remembrance.
Here is the full text of the order.