Trump’s Muslim ban call ‘endangers US security’

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Source: BBC

Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric undermines US national security by boosting the Islamic State (IS) group, the Pentagon has warned.

The leading Republican presidential candidate has said Muslims should be banned from entering the US, in the wake of the deadly California attacks.

But Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said such talk “bolsters Isil’s narrative”, referring to IS.

There has been a global outcry since Mr Trump made his remarks.

US Secretary of State John Kerry joined the onslaught of condemnation on Tuesday afternoon when he said they were “not constructive” in the fight against IS.

The IS militants are the target of a US-led bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq.

Mr Trump announced his plan days after an attack in California raised US fears about homegrown terrorism.

Memorial in San BernardinoImage copyrightAP
Image captionMakeshift memorials mark the tragedy in San Bernardino

A Muslim couple, believed to have been radicalised, opened fire and killed 14 people at a health centre in San Bernardino.

One of the two perpetrators, Tashfeen Malik, reportedly pledged allegiance to Islamic State on the day of the tragedy.

But responding to Mr Trump’s remarks, the US Pentagon said a border closed to Muslims would harm American efforts to counter extremist ideology.

Without mentioning Mr Trump by name, Mr Cook said: “Anything that bolsters Isil’s narrative and pits the United States against the Muslim faith is certainly not only contrary to our values but contrary to our national security.”

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  1. What those opposing Mr Trump should say is when the muslims started loving America. They love the largess that America gives out but not the freedom the system stands for and provides. Quoting sura 60:4 ‘shekh’ Osama bin Ladan said hate and enmity shall exist between his people and America until America believes in allah only. None of them repudiated that. Rather they all pretended the passage does not exist or they did not hear what bin Ladan said. Those who come to America do so with one thing in mind: subvert the system.
    Only fools think otherwise.

  2. GOD COMMAND HIS PEOPLE;
    love your neighbor as you love your self or love all people regardless his religion, race, nationality and gender,

    love is the seed of peace, and happiness, but hatred is the seed of the darkness and violence.

    If you keep hating, biting, harming each other, and then watch out you will be destroyed one another.

    Extremist Muslim and extremist non Muslim hate each other, they can not accept the differences and not tolerance to others.

    The root of problem in this world to day are extremist groups, we should face them together to defeat the extremist ideology.

    With love

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