Donald Trump calls for a complete shutdown of Muslim immigration into the United States

Donald Trump
Donald Trump sent out a release to reporters Monday calling for a 'total and complete' shutdown of Muslim immigration into the United States.

Citing one poll that found that 25 percent of respondents 'agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global Jihad,' Trump said hatred by Muslims toward Americans 'is beyond comprehension.'

Immigration needed to be halted 'until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on,' the campaign wrote.

Trump, and many of his GOP rivals, had already called on the Obama Administration to halt bringing in 10,000 Syrian refugees during the aftermath of the Nov. 13 ISIS attacks in Paris.

At the time, Trump said he would prefer to just take in Christian refugees.
'The problem is we don't know if they're Christian or not. And I would certainly say that would be superior,' he said in an interview with Barbara Walters several days after the attack.
This new statement is taking it a step further, suggesting that all Muslims be banned from entering the United States.

The proof, Trump's campaign suggested, was in the numbers.

The Trump campaign pointed to a poll produced by the Tea Party-aligned Center for Security Policy think tank in June.

Beyond the one-quarter of Muslims surveyed – there were 600 overall – who agreed or strongly agreed that violence against Americans was justified, there were another 51 percent of respondents who 'agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah.'

Those figures had the Trump campaign spooked.
Shariah, the Trump people said, '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.'
In the same poll, 11 percent defined Shariah as 'the Muslim God Allah's law that Muslims must follow and impose worldwide via Jihad.' A majority of Muslims polled, however, defined Sharia as 'a guide to the personal practice of Islam' and 'a comprehensive program governing all aspects of the faithful Muslim's life'

Further proof of Muslims hating Americans, Trump said, could be discovered just by looking around.
'Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension,' Trump said in the statement. 'Where the 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,' the statement continued.
Trump concluded the press release with his trademark campaign line.
'If I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again,' Trump said.

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