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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Monday for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," an idea that prompted one of his rivals to call him "unhinged." Trump held a campaign event in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina on Monday:
TRUMP: We put out a statement today. It's impossible to watch this gross incompetence that I watched last night. And we put out a statement a little while ago and these people (the media) went crazy... Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on!
We have no choice. We have no choice. We have no choice.
According to Pew Research, among others, there is a great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population. Most recently, a poll from Center for Secure Policy released data showing that 25% of those polled agreed that violence against Americans, some of those are people that are here, not 1% -- by the way, 1% will be unacceptable, 1% is unacceptable, 25% of those polled agree that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as part of the global jihad.
They want to change your religion. I don't think so. I don't think so. Not going to happen. As part of the global jihad. And 51% of those polled agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shari'a.