Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would close ISIS-affiliated Muslim mosques and revoke the passports of U.S. citizens who have traveled abroad to fight for Islamic State (ISIL) terrorist organization.
When asked by Fox Business Channel’s Stuart Varney if the U.S. should revoke the passports of U.S. citizens who fight for ISIL and close mosques that are affiliated with Islamic State, aligning with British Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent proposal, Trump responded:
I would do that, absolutely. If you go out, you go fight for ISIS, you can’t come back. Why can’t you do it? You can do it here.
Varney pressed Trump asking him if closing mosques would violate religious freedom guarantees. Trump replied:
Well, I don’t know. It depends on if the mosque is, you know, loaded for bear, he said, using a hunting expression for being ready for violent opposition. You’re going to have to certainly look at it.
Trump may have read the details of Cameron’s proposal and then came to the same conclusion that it might just make sense for the U.S. “We will therefore introduce new powers to: ban extremist organisations that promote hatred and draw people into extremism; restrict the harmful activities of the most dangerous extremist individuals; and restrict access to premises which are repeatedly used to support extremism,” stated Cameron.
What do you think?
(h/t Fox Business Channel)