Donald Trump on Monday said that he never suggested that law enforcement or immigration officials screen Muslims more than other groups. “I never said the term ‘Muslim,’ and when asked whether Trump’s profiling plan could cause all Muslims to be viewed with suspicion.He said, “I’m saying we’re going to profile people that may look suspicious, I didn’t say if they were Muslims or not.”Pressed by O’Reilly on FOX TV on what it means to “look suspicious,” Trump exclaimed, “I don’t know! These are profiling experts, that’s what they do.They profile. The U.S. law enforcement should study Israel, because Israel’s done a phenomenal job at this. They’re not happy about [having to profile], but they do it. And people aren’t complaining about it. But we have to do it, we have to profile.”he further that suggested that law enforcement or immigration officials to remain watchful as the terrorists could through as any race or religion.
Political analysts still disagree with Donald Trump,calling him an international joker,a non-nonchalant man who will mislead America.
Trump promised to expand the use of “profiling,” an illegal tactic in which authorities target certain individuals for suspicion based on their race, ethnicity, religion or nationality. Though he tried to distance himself from illegal profiling, his presidential campaign website still proudly displayed Trump’s longstanding promise to institute “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
Trump has built his presidential campaign on the promise to keep other people out of the U.S. ― be they immigrants from Central and South America, refugees from the war-torn Middle East, or citizens of countries Trump says are “compromised” by “terrorism,” although he won’t actually name those countries. His remarks on Fox News followed bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend that left scores of people injured. The suspect, Ahmad Rahami, is a naturalized U.S. citizen who came from Afghanistan as a child with his asylum-seeking father.
For anyone who’s paid even remote attention to Trump’s campaign over the past year,you will know that Trump didn’t have to use the word Muslim. Since announcing his candidacy, Trump has used the terms “Muslim” and “Islam” thousands of times, almost always in order to warn his supporters of the threat posed by the world’s 1.6 billion followers of the religion.
On Monday evening, Trump met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a move intended to make the reality TV star look presidential. Trump’s campaign said the nominee emphasized to Sisi “his high regard for peace-loving Muslims.” Sisi is a career military officer who seized power in a coup, and whose government detains political dissidents indefinitely without trial.
The profiling system Trump has pointed to as a model for the United States is Israel’s system of profiling and screening Arabs, non-Jews, and occupied Palestinians. The United Nations has labeled Israel’s institutional oppression and segregation of the largely Muslim Palestinians an “apartheid.”
“Israel does it, and Israel does it very successfully,” Trump told O’Reilly. “And when they see someone they’d like to talk to, or have a look at, or open up their satchel and see what’s inside, they do it. And they don’t like to do it, but they do it. And we have to do it.”