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No Muslims Should Be Allowed to Enter the US: Donald Trump

No Muslims Should Be Allowed to Enter the US: Donald Trump

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C., Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C., Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

The White House has publicly criticized Donald Trump after he called on a “total and complete” bar on all Muslims entering the United States of America.

In statements hours after President Barack Obama made a speech on terrorism and ISIS, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called on borders to be closed to Muslims “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”.

Donald Trump’s spokesperson confirmed that he had made the statements, adding that Trump had been angry at the “death” that has been happening.

The statement appears to be in response to the recent shooting at California which was committed by a US-born man and his wife who is reportedly from Saudi Arabia. The couple killed 14 people at a health centre in San Bernardino.

“Without looking at 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,” said Trump, whose statements have been criticized by the White House as “un-American”.

“Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victim of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”

Trump’s spokeswoman added that the ban on all entry would apply even to American Muslims living abroad. This means that a Muslim employee of a U.S. Embassy, a business, or even the military would be banned under Trump’s plan.

The latest statements come after the presidential candidate also called on the U.S. to start a database of all Muslims in America. The proposal was widely criticized by local community leaders as inflammatory.

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