Trump On His Plan To Ban Muslims: ‘Not Politically Correct, But I Don’t Care’

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Donald Trump slammed for Muslim ‘shutdown’ comments.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid fear of terrorism, the Republican candidates for president for months have escalated their rhetoric about the place of Muslims in the United States.

I’ve introduced legislation in the Senate that would put in place a three-year moratorium on refugees coming from countries where ISIS or al-Qaida control a substantial amount of territory. Trump’s proposed ban would apply to immigrants and visitors alike, a sweeping prohibition affecting all adherents of a religion practiced by more than a billion people worldwide. America was not founded on that kind of principle, America is a land for everyone, it’s a melting pot,” pointed out Jeffrey Moscher. “That’s what our founding fathers saw in us so I don’t think we need to be afraid of any one specific group of people or any one label that I don’t think represents that Muslim religion or Islam properly at all.” “I think it is a good idea with everything that’s going on in the world right now,” said Sam Suarez. “It sounds harsh but reality is reality.” JeffreyGoldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine tweeted that “Donald Trump is now an actual threat to national security. And the reason is that’s where the threat is coming from.” “There are folks in this race who don’t care about what the law says because they’re used to being able to just fire people indiscriminately on television. He said in a statement such a ban should stand “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life,” he said.

He’s providing jihadists ammunition for their campaign to demonize the US.” Clinton aid HumaAbedin in fundraising email: “I’m a proud Muslim” criticizing realDonaldTrump So, they don’t have to worry about what laws say or not say.” “Everyone visiting our country should register and be monitored during their stay as is done in many countries. At an evening rally in South Carolina, Trump supporters cheered and shouted in support as he read his statement and warned that without drastic action, “it’s going to get worse and worse, you’re going to have more World Trade Centers.” Since the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more, a number of Republican presidential contenders have proposed restrictions on Syrian refugees — with several suggesting preference for Christians seeking asylum — and tighter surveillance in the U.S. I do not and would not advocate being selective on one’s religion.” I think this whole notion that we can just say no more Muslims, and just ban a whole religion goes against everything we stand for and believe in. South Carolina Republican Chairman Matt Moore, whose state is third on the primary voting calendar, said that “as a conservative who truly cares about religious liberty, Donald Trump’s bad idea and rhetoric send a shiver down my spine.” The nearly unanimous condemnation from fellow Republicans, Democrats and legal and immigration experts showed no sign of affecting Trump.

In an interview on Fox News, Trump said Muslim members of the U.S. armed forces would “come home” and that his plan would “not apply to people living in the country.” In the late 1800s, Congress passed legislation broadly aimed at halting Chinese immigration. American exceptionalism means always defending our inalienable rights, not attacking them when it’s politically convenient.” “There are some issues that transcend politics. Trump’s proposal comes a day after President Barack Obama spoke to the nation from the Oval Office about the shootings in San Bernardino, California, which Obama said was “an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people.” The FBI said Monday the Muslim couple who carried out the massacre had been radicalized and had taken target practice at area gun ranges, in one case within days of the attack last week that killed 14 people.

Trump’s comments Monday came as his lead in preference polls in Iowa, the state that kicks off the nominating contest, appeared to be challenged by Texas Sen. Trump’s comments seem aimed squarely at Republican primary voters wary of Muslims, particularly those with direct ties to countries in the Middle East that have spawned violent extremist groups. A 2014 Pew Research Center poll showed Republicans view Muslims more negatively than they do any other religious group, and significantly worse than do Democrats. It shouldn’t be religion-related, but unfortunately it is religion-related.” “Demagogues throughout our history have attempted to divide us based on race, gender, sexual orientation or country of origin.

And Carson compared handling refugees fleeing Syria’s intractable civil war to dealing with “rabid dogs.” After Trump said he wanted surveillance of “certain mosques” and would considering shutting down some of those houses of worship, Florida Sen. But for some Republicans, the most pressing challenge isn’t keeping Trump from negatively branding Republicans in the general election — it’s making sure he’s not the candidate representing the party in next November’s White House race. “So far, every boundary he has pushed has worked out for him,” said Ari Fleischer, who served as White House press secretary for former President George W.

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