He said in an interview with CNN that "Islam hates us" and its very difficult to separate who is who in defining good Muslims from the radicals.
Now with him at office his picks for national security and the cabinet have raised serious concerns. Analysts say it indicates a "clash of civilizations" approach and Trump denial of globalization and the desire to tighten the immigration policies.
We list below Trumps picks for office and their statements on Islam and Muslims which indicates how they will approach the issue at hand.
Mike Pompeo CIA Director.
"American Muslims leaders who don’t actively condemn all acts of terrorism are potentially complicit in these acts, and more importantly still, in those that may well follow."
“They abhor Christians and will continue to press against us until we make sure that we pray and stand and fight and make sure that we know that Jesus Christ is our savior is truly the only solution for our world,”
“We don’t have to say all Muslims are bad, But this problem extends beyond just those who are engaged in violent extremism and we’re going to have to have a broader approach in order to keep Americans safe.”
Michael Flynn , NSA
"Islam is a political ideology masquerading behind a religion, and its a “malignant cancer.”
"Fear of Muslims is rational; Arab leaders too should denouce their sick Islamic ideology.”
“Muslims have banned the search for truth, because they believe in the Quran, their holy book. ”
American policymakers, ever since 9/11, have shied away from any criticism of Islam, repeating, despite all manner of evidence to the contrary, that ‘Islam is a religion of peace,'”
“I don’t believe all cultures are morally equivalent, and I think the West, and especially America, is far more civilized, far more ethical and moral, than the system our main enemies want to impose on us.”
James Mattis, secretary of defense
"Americans haven’t confronted the ideology of political Islam.”
“If we won’t even ask the question then how do we even get to the point of recognizing which is our side in the fight? And if we don’t take our own side in this fight we’re leaving others adrift.”
Steve Bannon, chief strategist
“If you look back at the long history of the Judeo-Christian West struggle against Islam, I believe that our forefathers kept their stance, and I think they did the right thing,”
Katharine Gorka, homeland security transition team
"When George W. Bush and Barack Obama called Islam peaceful, it struck a sour chord for many"
“American and Western leaders have preemptively shut down any debate within Islam by declaring that Islam is the religion of peace.”
Sebastian Gorka, the husband of K. Gorka, "profiling Muslims based on their religion is a synonym for common sense.”
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