The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has condemned GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s proposal to stop Muslims from entering the United States “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
“If Donald wins ISIS wins. This is a candidate ISIS would love – someone who’s going to divide the American people and especially divide the American Muslim community from their fellow Americans,” stated CAIR’s Basim Elkarra.
In 2009, a federal judge concluded that “the government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR… with Hamas.” Since then, FBI leaders have sharply reduced any connection to the group, which has also been and has been declared a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates.
Outside of CAIR, others are backing Trump’s comments, according to KTXL Fox 40 in California. Paul Green Junior, past president of the River City Republicans, says he understands what the Donald is trying to do. “That’s a good strategy. It’s not necessarily something I agree with…but something along those lines has to happen,” said Green.
Fox 40 also reports that Green believes too many Muslims have not taken a stand against radical Islam, saying if Muslims haven’t condemned the violent attackers, “you’re complicit.”