“If somebody goes over and they want to fight for ISIS, they wouldn’t be coming back,” said Trump to Stuart Varney, when asked what he would do if he were President.
Varney, referring to how Britain has recently revoked passports and closed mosques, questioned if Trump would be willing to do the same thing.
“Well I don’t know,” Trump said. “I mean, I haven’t heard about the closing of the mosque. It depends, if the mosque is, you know, loaded for bear, I don’t know. You’re going to have to certainly look at it.”
“But I can tell you one thing,” Trump said. “If somebody goes over and they want to fight for ISIS, they wouldn’t be coming back.”
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) responded:
“Donald Trump is talking before he knows what he’s talking about,” King said. “I have been critical of people in the Muslim community, but the fact is you can’t be shutting down mosques.”
King said the U.S. should have surveillance of mosques to find out “if there’s activity in that mosque, where there’s weapons or if there’s actual conspiracy going on. Then yes you can take action. But to be casually, the way Donald Trump seems to be talking about shutting down mosques? No.”
Religious freedom and protecting the American people from an ideology that has called for her demise is a difficult balancing act that sadly may one day need to be addressed. Learning from the mistakes of other nations and putting reasonable protections in place may be the only way to ultimately keep ISIS from reeking deadly havoc in our nation.
What say you?
Source: Washington Post