As we reach a new phase of the so-called war on terror, we must carefully consider the options available to us in regards to vanquishing our enemies. Although we have long valued our right to privacy and freedom of religion, the covert nature of ISIS and it's extremist ilk make balancing these rights and our collective security extremely difficult.
“‘Some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule,' Trump said.
‘Certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy,' he added. ‘We’re going to have to do things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago.'
Trump would not rule out warrantless searches in his plans for increased surveillance of the nation’s Muslims, Yahoo reported Thursday.
He also remained open toward registering U.S. Muslims in a database or giving them special identification identifying their faith, the news outlet added.
‘We’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely,' Trump continued. ‘We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, very carefully.'”
I didn't suggest a database-a reporter did. We must defeat Islamic terrorism & have surveillance, including a watch list, to protect America
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2015
Worth taking into consideration is the unwillingness of Muslims to unequivocally condemn radicals amongst their ranks. See for yourself in the video below, in which Ben Shapiro explains why the idea that radical Muslims are only a tiny minority is a myth.
Source: The Hill