Muslims in Asia denounce Trump’s call for US ban

(From Reuters)

Muslims in Pakistan and Indonesia on Tuesday denounced Donald Trump’s call for a “total shut-down” on Muslims entering the United States, dismissing the US Republican presidential front-runner as a bigot who promoted violence.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Trump’s statement on “preventing Muslim immigration” drew swift and fierce criticism from many directions at home, including from the White House and rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

Rival candidate Jeb Bush called Trump “unhinged.”. Former US vice-president Dick Cheney said Trump’s proposal  for ban “goes against everything we stand for and believe in”.

Trump, responding to last week’s California shooting spree by two Muslims who the Federal Bureau of Investigation said had been radicalised, called for a complete block on Muslims entering the United States “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”.

“It’s so absurd a statement that I don’t even wish to react to it,” said Asma Jahangir, one of Pakistan’s most prominent human rights lawyers. Read More



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