Donald Trump, the front-runner in the Republican race for the presidential nomination, is calling for a “total and complete” shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.
“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 of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life. I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again.”
An emailed statement from the Trump campaign cited a poll that showed some Muslims in the United States agreed that violence against Americans was justified as part of global jihad. “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” the campaign said.
Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told the Associated Press that the proposed ban would apply to “everybody,” including tourists.
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