Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump says he would be open to having a “Muslim database” in America for security reasons.
Trump made his latest controversial remarks about Muslims in an interview with Yahoo News, published on Thursday, in the wake of Paris attacks that left at least 129 people and dead hundreds injured on Friday night.
Trump, who on Tuesday night said that the US would have “absolutely no choice” but to close down some mosques, told Yahoo News that he would consider “drastic measures” for monitoring the Muslim community.
He said that “we’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely” when asked about establishing a national database for Muslims.
“We’re going to have to do things we never did before,” the Republican frontrunner declared.
“And some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling security is going to rule,” he stated.
He went on to say that certain things would have to be done “that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy”.
The billionaire businessman said the United States will adopt certain measures that were “frankly unthinkable a year ago.”
A day after the Paris attacks, the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist network claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks in France.
However, some independent American analysts like former White House official Paul Craig Roberts say the United States and NATO actually orchestrated the Paris attacks as a “false flag” to enter the Syrian war in order to counter Russia, which has been conducting air strikes in Syria against ISIL terrorists since September 30.
Russian fighter jets have also attacked the CIA-trained militants fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to US officials.
“This was a false flag attack,” Roberts, a former assistant secretary of the US treasury, told Press TV on Monday. “It does not serve ISIL, but it does serve the Western political establishment.”
Trump not qualified to become president
Commenting to Press TV on Tuesday, American political analyst Mark Glenn said Trump is a hypocrite, who is not qualified to become the president of the United States as his remarks about Muslims show he plans to break the first amendment of the US constitution.
If elected as president, Trump “has to swear an oath to defend the Constitution. Part of that Constitution is the first amendment which prohibits the federal government from doing exactly what Donald Trump is talking about doing which is to limit the expression of someone’s religion,” Glenn said.
“What he’s saying is that as president he would absolutely abrogate the very same constitution which he would be swearing to uphold, which means by definition that he’s a fraud and he is a liar, he’s not qualified to become president,” he added.