Western Journalism is reporting that Donald Trump has been outspoken about how he would address the threat of radical Islam in the United States.
Speaking on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Tuesday, Trump went further than an earlier statement that said he would “strongly consider” shutting down some mosques in the U.S.
Trump said that the U.S. has “absolutely no choice” when it comes to closing down some mosques where “some bad things are happening.”
He elaborated on this, saying: “Nobody wants to say this and nobody wants to shut down religious institutions or anything, but you know, you understand it. A lot of people understand it. We’re going to have no choice.”
When host Sean Hannity asked Trump to explain his changing position, the Republican presidential contender said things are “happening a lot faster than anybody understands.”
“There’s absolutely no choice,” Trump said. Things are changing “certainly a lot faster than our president understands because he doesn’t understand anything. He doesn’t get it. Refuses to call it even by its correct name.”
That name, Trump said in the course of the interview, is “radical Islamic terrorism.”
Trump went on to address the Syrian refugees coming to the United States.
He said that “we take everybody. We don’t know where they come from, we don’t know what their crime record is. It could be wonderful. It could be a disaster.”
Trump held to his position that “they’re going out” if he wins the presidency.
He added: “We can’t take a chance. You know, if you take thousands of people, and again I hear it’s going to be many more than what you’re talking about right now. But if you take thousands of people, Sean, all you need is a couple. You know, you don’t need 25, you don’t need 100. Look at the damage done in Paris with just a few people.”