Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has called for a total and complete ban of Muslims travelling to the United States. The controversial candidate said the Shariah authorized violence against non-believers. A statement from him noted that Muslim teachings approved of beheading and unthinkable acts that threaten Americans, especially women.
The statement from Trump came as he had just recovered from backlash when he called for surveillance against Muslim mosques and promoted a system that lists Muslims residing in U.S. under one database. His statement also came after the horrific shooting in San Bernardino, California, in which suspects were suspected to be ISIS sympathizers.
Trump has called for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the country until officials can figure out what is going on. “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. “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims or horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad and have no sense of reason or respect for human life,” he went on saying. “If I win the election For President, we are going to Make America great Again.”
As expected, what happened next were tirades after tirades coming from political opponents. In responses first reported by CNN, other presidential candidates took the opportunity to point out why Trump is not the good choice for the upcoming U.S. Elections 2016.
Hillary Clinton said Trump’s statement “is reprehensible, prejudiced and divisive,” adding that he does not get the situation at all. His statement actually “makes us less safe,” the former secretary of state said.
Marco Rubio said Trump’s “habit of making offensive and outlandish statements will not bring Americans together.” Martin O’Malley described Trump as a “fascist demagogue.”
Trump “has gone from making absurd comments to being downright dangerous with his bombastic rhetoric,” Lindsey Graham said. Bernie Sanders would like Trump to understand that the “U.S. is a strong nation when we stand together. We are weak when we allow racism and xenophobia to divide us.”
Jeb Bush was blunt, saying, “Donald Trump is unhinged. His policy are not serious.” George Pataki was harsh, saying Trump’s remarks are idiotic, next thing we will be banning loudmouth, racist billionaires.”