Donald Trump Calls for ‘Total and Complete Shutdown of Muslims’ Coming to U.S.

Daniel Strauss, Politico, December 7, 2015

Donald Trump on Monday said there should be a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

The statement represents the most aggressive comments yet from the billionaire Republican presidential candidate, who in recent weeks has defended his remarks about seeing “thousands” of Muslims celebrating the 9/11 attacks in New Jersey and has called for registering American Muslims in a database. {snip}

Trump’s statement, which was promoted by his aides on Twitter, cited a Pew Research study which the campaign said showed “there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population.”

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