Muslims entering the United States" In his statement Trump cites both a nonexistent Pew Research Center poll and as well as a debunked poll by Frank Gaffney's anti-Islamic hate group The Center for Security Policy as his reason for the ban.
Here is the statement in full:
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. According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population. Most recently, a poll from the Center for Security Policy released data showing "25% of those polled agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad" and 51% of those polled, "agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah." Shariah authorizes such atrocities as murder against non-believers who won't convert, beheadings and more unthinkable acts that pose great harm to Americans, especially women.Mr. Trump stated, "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. 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. If I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again." - Donald J. Trump
For a live action version of this statement complete with a raucous cheering crowd watch Trump at last nights campaign rally in South Carolina...
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Simply put with these statements and his press release Trump has gone full fascist.
What makes these actions of Trump so bad is that the hate speech he is spewing plays right into the hands of terrorist groups like ISIS. Instead of making it harder for anti-American terrorists to portray this as a war between the United States and Islam, it instead gives them the perfect recruitment tool.
In probably what is of little interest to Donald Trump is the fact that his proposed ban of a specific religious group from entering the US is both unconstitutional as well as illegal.
Trump has a commanding lead in most polls and with that the Republicans have revealed their true face. How much more hate can this country take? It feels like we have arrived at a tipping point.