10 December 2015

Banning Muslims in the US is a Sound Idea

Donald Trump
If you can't control them, ban them. That's the message US Presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to convey to all those who are frustrated from the strings of attack against the Americans.

In a press statement issued last 7 December, Trump called for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

Trump released his statement a day after President Barack Obama addressed the nation about the mass shooting in San Bernardino and discouraged Americans from using anti-Muslim rhetoric that could fuel support for the Islamic State group.

At a rally in South Carolina, the Republican front-runner reiterated his support for banning all Muslims from coming into the United States.

Trump also spoke about his views on Muslim immigration during in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo last 8 December. He told Cuomo, "You're going to have many more World Trade Centers if you don't solve it – many, many more and probably beyond the World Trade Center."

Trump's proposal has generated incredible controversy from pundits, media outlets and elected officials across the political spectrum.

David French at National Review notes that he finds fault with politically correct talk but admits he does not consider Trump's press statement a proper counter to political correctness.

"[T]he correct response to political correctness isn't to simply take the opposite position, to answer one form of unthinking ideology with another. By tacking to the opposite of Obama's scolding self-righteousness, Trump isn't charting his own course so much as merely reacting." French continues, "In fact, now that he's 'clarified' that he's not just talking about immigration but a moratorium on all Muslim entry to the United States, he's gone well beyond being the anti-Obama and has reacted straight into foolishness."