“Mosques need to be closed” is a statement that the DC Media have attempted to use as blackmail against Rubio and Trump but have failed, as the message resonates with the American public.
It’s not about closing down mosques. It’s about closing down anyplace, whether it’s a cafe, a diner, an internet site — anyplace where radicals are being inspired. The bigger problem we have is our inability to find out where these places are, because we’ve crippled our intelligence programs, both through unauthorized disclosures by a traitor, in Edward Snowden, or by some of the things this president has put in place with the support even of some from my own party to diminish our intelligence capabilities.
So whatever facility is being used — it’s not just a mosque — any facility that’s being used to radicalize and inspire attacks against the United States, should be a place that we look at.
Trump stated earlier that mosques should be under surveillance are reported by Truth and Action:
“We’re going to have to watch and study the mosques because a lot of talk is going on at the mosques,” Trump said. “And from what I heard, in the old days, meaning a while ago, we had great surveillance going on in and around mosques in New York City. I understand our mayor totally cut that out. He totally cut that out. And I don’t know if you’ve brought that up, and I’m not sure it’s a fact, but I heard that under the old regime we had tremendous surveillance going on in and around the mosques of New York City. And right now that’s been totally cut out.”
Trump recognizes the reality that within the walls of the mosques, one can have radicalization, but how to infiltrate within the bounds of the Constitution requires caution.
Americans want to know that they are safe, so if radical Islam is being taught anywhere, than closing those places down, where ever they are, would be applauded by the public. Freedom and liberty grow in a place of safety. Radical Islam is a counter ideology to freedom and liberty.