Trump Spox: Proposed Ban Not Discriminatory Because Muslims Can Just ‘Flip Into a Jihadist’
Donald Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson appeared on Tipping Point Friday, where she explained that despite all the controversy and grilling for the seemingly prejudicial element, Trump’s proposed ban is definitely not “religious discrimination.”
“One of the things that we keep hearing is that it’s not constitutional, it’s un-American, etc., etc., freedom of religion,” Pierson said. “But I have to tell you, I’m not sure that anyone in this country agrees that you have the freedom to kill Americans just because it’s based in your religion.”
Liz Wheeler agreed that something needed to be done as far as making sure America can crackdown on infiltration by its enemies, but noted the argument over the constitutionality of a religious test for immigration. Pierson argued that Muslims “are not hostile, all of them,” but brought up the numbers of American lives lost to Islamic extremists, and that America has a right to protect itself from external security threats.
“I’m not quite sure why there’s this real big push to sort of cover the hostility that comes within the faith of Islam,” Pierson said. “We have two sides of this coin. We have the ‘Islam is a religion of peace,’ but, at the same time, all of the sudden the same people can just flip into a jihadist. We have to figure this out one way or another because one thing we can no longer continue to do is allow Americans to be attacked on their own soil and then be criminalized afterwards.”
You can watch in the video above, via One America News Network.
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