Quotes from AP interviews with Donald Trump supporters on his Muslim proposal

Quotes from AP interviews with Donald Trump supporters on his Muslim proposal

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States sparked a firestorm of criticism last week, with rebukes from liberals and conservatives alike.

During the CNN appearance and on Fox News, Trump said President Barack Obama is unwilling to even discuss radical Islam because of political correctness. The rare detente between two GOP presidential candidates competing for conservative voters appears to be strained, if not over.

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"When you're in war, you have to take steps that are not American to protect yourself and defend the country", said Margaret Shontz, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, as she arrived at a Trump campaign stop in Des Moines on Friday. It would be enough of a repudiation to say that Trump's recent proposals-not just banning Muslims from United States soil, but requiring the ones already here to be tracked in a special Muslim database-are unconstitutional, anti-pluralist, and as such in conflict with the most fundamental of United States political values; but Trump really opens up his broad side by recommending Islamophobia in place of political correctness. Trump didn't name any, and he didn't back off the basic idea of a ban.

But Eric Posner, a constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago, says the protections given United States citizens do not apply to people who are neither American nor in the United States. They include Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, Sens.

"It does endanger national security, because it exhibits an attitude by one American who is running for the highest office of our land about a willingness to discriminate against a religion", Kerry said.

And, the governor continued, he believes Trump's stance is "actually fomenting the growth of ISIL". The proposal, coming on the heels of other incendiary anti-Muslim remarks by the billionaire real estate tycoon, set off a firestorm both in the United States and worldwide.

"I try not to use that Hitler comparison loosely, because he kind of stands alone, but you've got to start somewhere", Hough said. Then came Trump's comments about Cruz being a maniac. "He'll never get anything done". And Trump himself has even suggested his proposed ban was supposed to stir up reaction. She talks about me being dicey. "I think there were people who did celebrate but it's an exaggeration, exaggeration gets attention".

"I felt like I'm being insulted", said Edwards, the banker from Iowa. "The only way to defeat this is to kill them before they kill us...."

In the minds of anti-p.c. warriors like Trump, this move is deliciously awkward for "sensitive" people because it forces those of us who care about not profiling or persecuting all members of a major world religion to ask ourselves an uncomfortable question: Exactly how scared of Muslims am I? "And that is demonstrated by the life that you've led". Unlike their counterparts throughout Europe, American Muslims do not live in poor, isolated, and ghettoized neighborhoods; instead, Muslims in the USA reside wherever they desire, in the exact same areas as their Christian, Jewish, or Hindu neighbors.

"I hear people saying, I'm worried about my job, I'm worried about our security, I'm worried about my kid's future".

Sherry acknowledged that she can’t cite any case involving immigration to support her view, and that a Supreme Court decision to uphold bans on Chinese laborers in the late 1800s points in Trump's favor.


"What are you going to do about college debt?"' Ohio's governor said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation". Malik, born in Pakistan and raised in Saudi Arabia, entered the United States on a fiancee visa.

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