Breaking tonight, according to 12NewsNow.com out of Texas:
“Local imam Nidal candidates agreed with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s controversial plan to institute a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” until a further review can be conducted by “country representatives.”
Alsayyed told 12News exclusively, “I certainly see it to be wise (to) stop temporarily accepting any new Muslim immigrants (refugees and non-refugees) into the United States.”
His justification, Alsayyed said, “is based on the fact that we can hardly distinguish who is Muslim and who is not. Islam is not about an ID card or last name or shouting ‘Allahu Akbar.'”
Trump on Monday said, “our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”
The imam, who leads the Islamic Center of Triplex in Beaumont, said while he agrees with Trump on closing the door until more review is conducted, “this should not prevent the United States to fulfill its duties towards international partners” and calls of humanity outside the United States.
Alsayyed said he does not believe there is anything unconstitutional about Trump’s proposal saying, “when it comes to peace and safety,” a ban would be acceptable.”