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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
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Monday, December 7, 2015

Trump's Blanket Muslim Ban

Ben Kamisar reports at The Hill:
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump wants to bar all Muslims from entering the United States.

In a statement from his campaign, Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the United States until elected leaders can "figure out what is going on."
When asked by The Hill whether that would include Muslim-American citizens currently abroad, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks replied over email: "Mr. Trump says, 'everyone.'"
Trump is quoted in the statement as saying that a significant number of Muslims harbor a "hatred" toward America and as a result should be kept out of the country.
Presumably, that ban would also include American Muslim members of the armed services returning from overseas deployments.