US republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, on 19th of November, said that if elected he would consider forcing Muslim Americans to register in a database and have a special form of identification that would note their religion.
Presidential candidate to "track every Muslim in US" if he becomes president
The presidential candidate said he would consider forcing every Muslim in US to register.
He said that this is a necessity if terrorism is to be tackled in the country.
During the interview with Yahoo News, he was asked if this meant that he would register Muslims in a special database or give them a form of identification to note their religion, to which Trump replied, "We’re going to have t —we’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely. We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, very carefully."
He added that he would kick out all Syrian refugees who had entered the United States if elected and that Hillary Clinton does not have the “strength or stamina” to be president.
When asked later in the day about his remarks, Trump said he "would certainly implement” a database that tracked Muslims in the US.
This has offended some Muslims in the US as his remarks sparked immediate comparisons to the treatment of Jewish Germans in the Nazi era.
An NBC reporter later asked him about the difference between the idea of a Muslim database and Germany’s treatment of Jews under the Nazi regime, he ignored the question, saying, "You tell me."
In response to these declarations, The Council on American Islamic Relations called Trump and fellow Republican candidate Ben Carson “Islamophobic and unconstitutional.”
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