Well, this is going to really upset liberals — not to mention the GOP establishment trying desperately to stop the Trump train.
The AP reports, “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has voiced support for creating a mandatory database to track Muslims in the United States – the latest in an escalating series of responses following the deadly attacks in Paris.
“I would certainly implement that. Absolutely,” Trump told an NBC News reporter between campaign events Thursday in Newton, Iowa, according to video posted on MSNBC.com.
He said Muslims would be signed up at “different places,” adding, “It’s all about management.”
Asked whether registering would be mandatory, Trump responded, “They have to be.”
As the world digests last week’s Paris attacks – not to mention this latest attack in Mali — while President Obama’s plans to accelerate and increase the number of Syrian “refugees” allowed in our nation (which even the FBI admits we cannot accurately trace or vet), Trump has not toned down his opinions on the seriousness of the situation and what must be done in the face of this growing threat.
“He said earlier this week that the country was “going to have no choice” but to close certain mosques because “really bad things are happening, and they’re happening fast.”
The first reference to the database idea came in an interview with Yahoo News published earlier Thursday in which the billionaire real estate mogul did not reject the idea of requiring Muslims to register in a database or giving them special identification cards noting their religion.
“We’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely,” Trump told Yahoo News.”
Naturally, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) was quick to vehemently condemn Trump for his “unconstitutional and Islamophobic policies.”
The problem is, when you’re reading stories basically daily about folks shouting “allahu akbar” before they indiscriminately shoot, stab, behead or blow up innocent civilians who just happened to be going about their business, it makes it a teeny bit difficult to not be just a tad worried. And that’s the sentiment Trump is clearly tapping into.
In closing, I’d just like to include this little item we posted last night. It does seem to sum up the problem pretty well.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]