Trump extends ban on Muslims coming to the US

WASHINGTON, June 13 (KUNA) — The presumptive Republican nominee for the White House, Donald Trump, said Monday that he is extending his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States until there is a “perfect” screening system in place.
In a security and immigration-focused speech to supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire, Trump blamed the “incompetent administration” of President Barack Obama for allowing the family of the suspect in Sunday’s Orlando shooting to enter the country.
The suspect himself was born in New York – a fact Trump neglected to mention.
The real estate mogul cited federal law enabling the US president to deny entry to an entire class of people, adding that “many of the principles of radical Islam are incompatible with western values and institutions.
“I will use this power to protect the American people,” he said, calling the current immigration system “dysfunctional.
“Until we fully understand how to end these threats” from what he called “radical Islamic terrorism,” immigrants from “areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism” will be banned, he stressed.
Once a “long overdue security assessment” is completed, Trump said, he intends to overhaul the immigration system to one that “promotes American values.
“This is not just a national security issue, this is a quality of life issue,” he told the crowd. “We have to control our borders.” At the same time, Trump said he intends to “form a partnership with our Muslim communities (in order for them to) turn in the people they know are bad … they have to do it.” He insisted that Muslims must have known the motives of the Orlando shooting suspect, yet did not report him to authorities.
“They know he was bad,” Trump asserted.
The suspect had in fact been interviewed twice by the FBI, who did not deem him to be a threat.
“I want every American to succeed, including the Muslims, but they have to work with us,” he said.
“As president, I will give our intelligence community … tools to prevent terrorist attacks,” Trump said. He touted “better cooperation” between state and local officials, as well as between the US and its allies.
The billionaire businessman also called on Obama to release the immigration records of every individual who has been involved in terrorism in the US since September 11, 2001.
“Why are they here?” he asked. “Truly our president doesn’t know what he’s doing. He’s failed us.” And while Trump himself has spoken out against gay marriage, he attacked his opponent in the Democratic party, Hillary Clinton, saying she “cannot be a friend to the gay community” if she plans to admit Muslim immigrants to the US.
“We don’t know (what the immigrants) are planning,” he said.
“The burden is on Hillary Clinton to tell us why she thinks that immigration from these dangerous countries should be increased,” he added.
“Our new goal must be to defeat radical Islamic terrorism, not nation-building,” he said. (end)