“Last night in South Carolina Mr. Trump called for a total ban on Muslims entering the USA.
He believes most Americans would support that prohibition and says we have to do it to protect ourselves against the jihad.
Almost immediately hysteria broke out:
CARLY FIORINA: “I think Donald Trump’s overreaction is as dangerous as President Obama’s under-reaction.”
[mc_name name=’Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’G000359′ ]: “He’s a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot. (EDIT) You know how to make America great again? You tell Donald Trump to go to hell.”
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: “Where’s the GOP been? This started with him saying Mexicans were rapists and murderers. Where the hell has everybody been?”
Now let’s examine this without emotion, which can cloud thinking.
The federal courts would never allow the government to deny entry to anyone solely on the basis of religion. So the whole discussion is really moot.
As with revoking the citizenship of so-called anchor babies, a ban on Muslims traveling to the USA will never happen.
However, the Feds do have an obligation to deny visas to anyone who might cause harm to this country.
Thus, people living in countries where jihad and terrorism are rife can and should be scrutinized with the burden of proof being put on those who want to come here.
Homeland Security should deny visas to any questionable person, period.
But a complete ban of Muslims would actually hurt the War on Terror.
Here is the crux of the matter, which I will discuss with Mr. Trump tomorrow on The Factor.
The U.S. and other Western nations need moderate Muslims to fight the jihadists.
The West cannot defeat the jihad without the help of Jordan, Egypt, to some extent Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf States.
We need them to cooperate with U.S. militarily and with intel.
By saying all Muslims can’t come to the USA, that means the King of Jordan is barred.
So it is simply bad anti-terror policy to overreact and prohibit Muslims even if you could — which you can’t.
It is long past time for Americans to see the jihad for what it is, a movement that seeks to destroy Western civilization.
But the majority of Muslims do not support jihad and some will actually fight against it.
Those people should be applauded, not demonized.
But — and here’s where Donald Trump is right — the Obama administration is losing the fight against ISIS, as Talking Points clearly said last night.
Political correctness and weakness now dominate Washington.
Many of our politicians are afraid to confront evil.
I’m talking to you, Democratic Party.
We the people must rise up and demand to be protected, demand that war be waged against the jihad in a smart and aggressive way.
With a presidential election next year, it is now on us to elect a new leader who has the guts to fight Islamic terrorism.
This is 1938 all over again.
And that’s the memo.”