2016 Election, Donald Trump, Elections, Issues, National Security, Terrorism

Trump on Syrian refugees: ‘We have no idea who these people are’


trumpDespite drawing criticism from both sides of the aisle, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Sunday reaffirmed his call for a database of Syrian refugees:

On ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” the Republican frontrunner called for surveillance of U.S. mosques and the creation of a database of Syrian refugees in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris. And Trump again would not rule out creating a registry for all Muslims.

“Are you unequivocally now ruling out a database on all Muslims?” asked Stephanopoulos.

“No, not at all,” Trump said before reiterating his plan for a database to track Syrian refugees accepted into the United States.

“We have no idea who these people are,” Trump said. “When the Syrian refugees are going to start pouring into this country, we don’t know if they’re ISIS, we don’t know if it’s a Trojan horse. And I definitely want a database and other checks and balances. We want to go with watch lists. We want to go with databases.”

Trump also called for the “surveillance of certain mosques.” According to the Clarion Project, there are more than 80 radical mosques in the U.S. whose leaders “have radicalized attendees to become terrorists, supported terrorist organizations, made radical Islamist remarks or hosted others that have, or are financially backed by radical individuals or organizations.” And although they may not admit it out loud, many Americans agree with Trump on this point; a recentRasmussen poll found that a staggering 92% of likely voters believe radical Islamic terrorism poses a serious threat to the United States.

It’s safe to assume that a number of the Syrian refugees admitted into the country will find their way to those radical mosques.

  • Alan

    Absolutely correct! Who are they? Foreigners is all we know of them. How do you vet what is in a persons mind and heart? There’s no possible method for assuring that they are who they claim to be. And since they come from a land of near constant war and turmoil, what will they be toting in their baggage? Personally, I don’t wish to imagine the carnage any one in particular may want to unleash upon my family or fellow Americans. Let the Middle East deal with it’s own problems. We are not the worlds teat to be suckled from by every orphaned mouth.

    • wearyconservative1946

      Especially healthy, husky, young muslim males.

      • Alan

        Absolutely! They want us to believe that they are all just innocent women and children who are in need of nurturing and nothing more. BULL! The terrorist groups have a well thought-out plan, as they’ve demonstrated in France most recently. Anyone who actually believes something like that, or far worse for that matter, can’t happen here is 5 cans short of a six-pack. You have a wonderful evening my friend.

  • Stever

    So they get into our country and what do they do? They get money to live on and are allowed to disperce to any place they wish, What happens when they do something unlawful and you don’t know where they are. No thanks, keep them in their country and place them in compounds, until their country is liberated. It will be cheaper, including that they should be there when the country is liberated.

  • harpo49

    right Donald but think about it we had no effin idea who Obama was and the dumb o crats elected that effin moron twice and it only cost us 8 trillion and our country

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