Trump Faces Heat Over Muslim Travel Ban Proposal; Tweets People Are “Foolish” For Not Acknowledging Danger

bpoRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump latest controversial remarks about banning all Muslim travel into the United States was widely criticized on Tuesday and has not gone over well among political leaders throughout much of world including many of his fellow Republicans who don’t agree that a religious test should be used to determine what foreigners are allowed to stay in the United States.

Trump’s campaign release about his Muslim ban proposal states the following: “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.”

Trump has not given much explanation about his specific plans to implement a Muslim travel ban although he told Fox News that it includes all Muslims.

Despite the public outrage, Trump defended his Muslim ban proposal on Tuesday evening in typical Trump fashion: attacking those people who disagree with his views.

Trump tweeted that so many “foolish” people refuse to acknowledge the “tremendous danger” and uncertainty of “certain people” (which we all know means Muslims) coming into U.S.

The vast majority of Muslims coming into the United States are law abiding people who don’t present a risk to U.S. security.

To characterize the “certain people” as “tremendous danger” is out of line and inflammatory.

Certain segments of the Muslim population are radicalized by Islamic ideology and an even small percentage of them support terrorist activities that pose a direct safety threat to America and the West.

Islamic terror group ISIS is largely based in the Middle East, has adherents living in the U.S. and Europe, and has openly declared war on the West, including the U.S.

France has been on high alert for terrorism following the Charlie Hebdo shooting and the recent Paris attacks in November that was a coordinated terrorist attack, killing 130 innocent Parisians, making it the deadliest in the European Union since the Madrid train bombings in 2004.

The Paris terror attack was claimed by ISIS or Islamic State and some of the Paris terrorists were heard screaming “Allah Akbar”, an Islamic phrase meaning “God is greater”.

The first word of ISIS stands for Islamic and yet many liberal leaning politicians in the U.S., including President Obama and Democrat candidate Hilary Clinton still refuse to use the term “radical Islam” or “Islamic terrorists” in their public speech due to political correctness.

Clinton tried to make the claim that she won’t use the term “radical Islam” because it “sounds like we are declaring war against a religion.”

But if ISIS has already declared war on the West and already has Islamic built into their name, it is misguided to be tiptoeing around using the term “Islamic” when ISIS commits a terrorist attack simply out of fear of offending Muslims.

The Obama administration was also sheepish and timid following the march that occurred in Paris following the Charlie Hebdo shooting that became a rally for free speech.

The Obama administration sent a low level delegate to attend the Paris march that was attended by most world leaders.

Trump is the anti-Obama and anti-Clinton presidential candidate who doesn’t care about political correctness or offending Muslims. His recent controversial views reveal a strong desire to protect national security and protecting America at all cost from a future terror attack.

Many conservative Americans and independents have resonated with Trump’s strong opinions about securing the border even if they  offended some Mexicans and Mexican Americans by his denigrating tone.

His draconian views concerning deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants are highly improbable and won’t likely win the Hispanic vote in the general presidential election if he makes it that far in November 2016.

It remains to be seen if Trump’s latest proposal about the Muslim travel ban will hurt his poll ratings.

Trump’s recent comment about seeing “thousands of people” celebrating the destruction of the trade center buildings during 9/11 was debunked.

Advocating for a U.S. immigration policy based on discrimination is unconstitutional and isn’t the correct way to “Make America Great”.

In 1943 the Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed that banned Chinese nationals from entering the United States.

Advocating for immigration policy based on religious discrimination is equally unconstitutional.

Hilary Clinton responded to the Trump controversy by tweeting that demonizing Muslim Americans goes against American values, plays into the hands of terrorists, and is a threat to national security.

Trump’s controversial Muslim ban proposal will certainly become a talking point at the next Republican debate on Tuesday December 15, 2015 at the Venetian in Las Vegas sponsored by CNN/Salem Radio. Moderators include Wolf Blitzer, Dana Bash, and Hugh Hewitt.

-Johnathan Schweitzer

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