Washington – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Non-citizen Muslims from entering the United States unleashed heat criticisms from members of the US media, political counterparts and British citizens.

Since the presidential candidate announced his proposal he has turned to polls to justify his latest suggestion. The survey conducted for both democrat and republican primary voters showed that 65% of possible GOP voters would support Trump’s proposal against 75% of democrat voters who claimed they oppose to the notion.

Photo: AP Photo/Mark Duncan
Photo: AP Photo/Mark Duncan

Even though a significant share of republican voters would support Trump, a great deal of people, in general have declare they strongly oppose and even some republican politicians have cared to comment. Jeb Bush, former Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate said that Trump sent a signal to the world that they were not serious.

“It’s not going to help the security of Israel; it’s not going to help the security of the United States. It pushes away allies that are necessary,” Bush said.

On the republican side, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made some comets on Wednesday in Waterloo, Iowa. Clinton said to a crowed that that Trumps does traffic in prejudice and paranoia that was not only shameful, it was dangerous.

“We have to enlist help from American Muslims, Muslims around the world, in defeating the radical jihadist and the hateful ideology, Instead, Donald Trump is providing them with propaganda. He is playing right into their hands,”  she added.

President Barack Obama did his own comments about Trump’s recent call speaking at a Capitol Hill ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. Obama started by detailing the efforts previous generations did fight discrimination, and said Americans today must be willing to do the same.

“Remember that our freedom is bound up with the freedom of others, regardless of what they look like, or where they come from, or what their last name is or what faith they practice,” Obama said.

Even though U.S president did not referred to Trump by name the statement, which caused a standing ovation from the public, was addressed to the GOP candidate. The president added that Americans would betray their past if they were to deny the possibility of movement, the possibility of progress, if they were to let cynicism consume us and fear overwhelm them.

British citizens also reacted negatively to Trump’s comments. The people from Great Britain has singed for a petition to ban US presidential candidate to enter British territory. The petition has reached more than 230,000 signatures so far.

The parliament will now consider the petition that reads the UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the UK.

Source: The Christian Science Monitor