“I don’t want them in our country” — Donald Trump
ABOVE: Evangelical Christians are Trump’s strongest supporters
The Afghan parents of Orlando mass shooter Omar Mateen should never have been accepted by the USA as immigrants, declared Donald Trump.
According to Trump, Omar’s father had published his support for the Taliban. “This shooter in Orlando was the child of an immigrant father who supported one of the most repressive regimes on Earth. Why would we admit people who support violent hatred?”
“Immigration is a privilege, and we should not let anyone into this country who doesn’t support our communities,” said Trump in a major policy speech on Monday.
America is a Christian country, Muslims not welcome
In his Monday speech at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, Trump decried that “radical Islamic terrorists” continue to pour into the country.
Responding directly to the carnage in Orlando Florida, Trump told his audience, “our new goal must be to defeat Islamic terrorism, not nation-building”.
“Why does Hillary Clinton want to bring people here — in vast numbers — who reject our values?” he asked.
Trump characterized the Muslim refugees accepted under the Obama administration’s foreign policy as “individuals who preach hate against our own citizens”. He also believes that aside from their cultural incompatibility with American values, they pose a threat to national security.
Referring to the “radical mosques” and its radical Muslim activists, Trump wonders why his rival Hillary would want to admit into the USA “people who support violent hatred”.
This negative view of Muslims is shared across the American heartland and Bible Belt.
Trump: Our new goal is not nation-building, it’s anti-terrorism
In the same fiery speech, Donald Trump dismissed the attempt by Democrats to foster world peace as a failure.
“We’ve tried it President Obama’s way. He gave the world his apology tour, we got ISIS, and many other problems in return,” opined Trump.
Instead, the Republican presumptive presidential nominee offered his own alternative approach, “America must unite the whole civilized world in the fight against Islamic terrorism, just like we did against communism in the Cold War”.
Trump is one of two persons (if not him then the Democrats’ Hillary) who is going to be the next president of the United States. His voice is the voice of a substantial segment of the American population.
Among his supporters, Trump is most strongly backed by evangelical Christians. He and the Republican voter base don’t want Muslims to be allowed into their country.
Some groups of people just don’t belong
Trump and the conservative white crowd furthermore believe that children of Muslim immigrants living in America risk being radicalized.
Citing Orland shooter Omar as an example, Trump said, “The bottom line is that the only reason the killer was in America in the first place was because we allowed his family to come here”.
“Yes, there are many radicalized people already inside our country as a result of the poor policies of the past. But the whole point is that it will be much, much easier to deal with our current problem if we don’t keep on bringing in people who add to the problem,” said Trump of his proposal to ban Muslim immigration.
He added that the issue of lack of integration by Muslim immigrants is a fact, “and it’s a fact we need to talk about”.
Questioning the wisdom of Uncle Sam ever accepting immigrants who are unable to fit in, Trump said his proposed ban on Muslims is “not an act of offense against anyone; it is an act of defense”.
ABOVE: Hillary in hijab
“They’ve put political correctness above common sense” — Trump
Pointing his finger at Hillary, Trump said, “She is in total denial, and her continuing reluctance to ever name the enemy broadcasts weakness across the world”.
He lamented too that “the current politically correct response cripples our ability to talk and think and act clearly”.
Slamming the political correctness that makes pro-diversity leftists talk around the issue, Trump challenged Hillary to confront it head on. “The burden is on Hillary Clinton to tell us why she believes immigration from these dangerous countries should be increased without any effective system to screen who we are bringing in.”
Trump is convinced that “many of the principles of radical Islam are incompatible with Western values and institutions”. For one, syariah is oppressive and an anathema to “a free and open society”, he warned.
“Radical Islamic preachers of hate and violence. We are importing Radical Islamic Terrorism into the West through a failed immigration system,” he added.
Evangelical Christians in the Republican states who are of the same mind as Trump do not want Muslims in their country. They despise Islam.
The born again evangelistas in Malaysia are no different from their American counterparts.