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Trump: ‘We Have to Check the Mosques’ to Stop Terrorism

Donald Trump explained Wednesday that his proposed surveillance of Muslim-Americans would be conducted “respectfully.”

The Hill reported that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, during a speech in Atlanta, repeated his vow to monitor mosques if he wins the election in November. He cited Sunday morning’s shooting massacre at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub as evidence that the nation needs to step up efforts to confront “radical Islam.”

“We have to check, respectfully, the mosques and other places,” Trump said. “This is a problem. If we don’t solve it, it’s going to eat our country alive. We aren’t vigilant and we aren’t smart. We’ve been the dummies. We have to be the brilliant country now. Right now, everything is about political correctness. There’s nothing wrong with being strong. There’s nothing wrong with being smart.”

The candidate also doubled down on his controversial proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States. “We’re having horrible things happening for allowing people into our country who don’t deserve to be in our country,” he said.

Regarding the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, Trump declared: “His ideas weren’t born here. His ideas were born somewhere else. It’s amazing our country can continue to survive. Eventually, it’s not. It’s amazing our country can be abused so badly.” Investigators say Mateen, who was born in New York City to parents who came from Afghanistan, had become “radicalized.”

Source: The Hill
Photo: WANE

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