Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has responded to the attack on a gay club in Orlando Florida over the weekend by an alleged Muslim shooter.
For the second time, Trump has called for attention to be placed on American mosques. The presumptive Republican presidential candidate told “Fox & Friends” on Monday: “We have to be very strong in terms of looking at the mosques, you know, which a lot of people say, ‘Oh we don’t want to do that, we don’t want to do that.’ We’re beyond that.”
Trump’s vague request to “look at” mosques was first made last November after the Paris attacks, when Trump called for surveillance of mosques and the closure of some.
“We have to be very strong with our military, with our security, we have to be extremely strong,” Trump added on Monday..
Omar Mateen, the Orlando gunman, called 911 to express his allegiance to the Islamic State group and to confess to the killings.
Trump also tied the event in with the terrorist killers in San Bernardino, California, calling Mateen “sick with hate.”
“You have many, many people, thousands of people, already in our country, that are sick with hate. And people that are around him, Muslims, know who they are, largely. They know who they are. They have to turn them in,” he said.
With entire urban areas under surveillance, Trump’s calls to watch over mosques is understandable, if missing crucial details. That being said, it’s certain that liberal politicians will try to use the tragedy as a way to attack Trump, as well as push more anti-gun legislation or their own personal political advancement.
H/T The Hill
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