Late last year, in response to the increasing number of Muslim jihadist terror attacks across the world and the millions of “Syrian refugees” flooding into and overwhelming Europe, Presidential Candidate Donald Trump suggested that the U.S. stop Muslims from entering our country until there’s a sufficient method to screen terrorists from welcome, legal immigrants, or innocent tourists and students.
Here’s what Trump proposed, [emphasis added to quotes]
(New York, NY) December 7th, 2015, — 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 [Mulsims] 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
The progressives and the mainstream media went crazy. The rest of us?
Sounds only like common sense.
Recently, F.B.I. Director James B. Comey seemed to make the case for Trump’s approach, in a relatively disregarded statement:
“At some point there is going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before,” Mr. Comey said at a cybersecurity conference at Fordham University. “Not all of the Islamic State killers are going to die on the battlefield.”
Mr. Comey predicted that the military coalition would eventually succeed in crushing the Islamic State, but that “through the fingers of that crush are going to come hundreds of really dangerous people and they are going to flow primarily to Western Europe.” But some, he said, could well end up in the United States.
Mr. Comey said the American public got a glimpse of what this threat would look like in the terrorist attacks in the past year in Brussels and Paris. “We in the American counterterrorism business are constantly focused on that — that’s not here yet, but that challenge is going to come,” he said.
Perhaps, perhaps not. But more likely NOT if a President Donald Trump has anything to say about it. He’s the kind of guy who won’t let cries of “Islamophobia” from the media give him pause.
So come November, ask yourself,