Peter King: Trump Plan To Shut Down Mosques Would Violate Religious Liberty

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump comments that he would shut down mosques in America to combat racial Islam would be a violation of the Constitution which guarantees freedom of religion.

King said, “Donald Trump is talking before he knows what he’s talking about. Listen I have been critical of people in the Muslim community, but the fact is you can’t be going around shutting down mosques. I think we should have surveillance of mosques. I think we should be trying to find out what is going on in a mosque, find out if there’s activity in that mosque, where there’s weapons or conspiracy going on. Then yes you can take action. But to be casually, the way Donald Trump seems to be talking about shutting down mosques? No.”

He added, “We do have freedom of religion. My position is not against the Muslims, it’s against the radicals in the Muslim community.”

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