The Paris attacks have brought fears of terrorism and security concerns in the front lines of the U.S. presidential election campaign. Donald Trump issued a call for inspecting mosques for evidences of terrorism.
Earlier, Trump in his campaign last month revealed that he wanted to shut down mosques to combat terrorism and fight Islamic militants.
“I would hate it to do it but it’s something that you’re going to have to strongly consider because some of the ideas and some of the hatred, the absolute hatred, is coming from these areas,” said Trump, during the “Morning Joe” program of MSNBC.
Trump wants his idea to be “studied” seriously.
Ben Carson, another Republican candidate, also echoed Donald Trump’s words while addressing this issue. “I believe that we need to put a lot more pressure on the clerics, the imams, to make a very distinct line between what ISIS, ISIL, the radical Islamic jihadists are doing, and what traditional Islam is about,” revealed Carson at Nevada regarding radical Islam militancy.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush pointed out that refugees entering the United States from Syria and the Middle East should be treated differently.
“We should focus our efforts as it relates to refugees for the Christians that are being slaughtered,” Mr Bush said in an interview with CNN. According to Bush, the creation of a safety zone in Syria should be given the top-most priority.