Donald Trump on Muslim Immigration:
On 8 December 2015, Monday, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump declared to restrict all Muslims from entering the United States.
“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.”
“Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine,” Trump said in a statement.
Donald John Trump, who has previously demanded for surveillance against mosques and to establish a database for all Muslims living in the U.S., made his latest controversial call in a news release on Monday.
The day after President Barack Obama asked the country not to “turn against one another” out of fear.
Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told sources that the ban would not only be applied to Muslim foreigners looking to immigrate to the U.S., but also to Muslims tourists.
Trump’s suggestion was met with keenness by many of his supporters, who showed their support via social media as well as at his rally on Monday night.
On the other end,Trump’s comments are likely to aggravate the Republican presidential race, inducing many of his opponents for the nomination to engage in a argumentation over whether there should be a religious test to enter America.
Barack Obama‘s deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes reacted to Trump’s call, announcing it “totally contrary to our values as Americans” and pointed to the Bill of Rights’ protection of freedom of religion and pointing to the “extraordinary contributions” Muslim Americans have made to the U.S.
Trump has also received heavy criticism in recent weeks that he is narrow-minded against Muslim community even telling CNN on Saturday when asked whether Muslims pose a danger to the U.S. that he thinks Muslims “are great people.”