9 December 2015

Suggesting that America bans Muslims from entering the country is enough to paint an accurate picture of Donald Trump. In my opinion he is a disgrace.

Donald Trump

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Justifying his comments, he said: “They have sections in Paris that are radicalised, where the police refuse to go there. They’re petrified. The police refuse to go in there.

“We have places in London and other places that are so radicalised that the police are afraid for their own lives. We have to be very smart and very vigilant.”

It harks back to American ‘terror expert’ Steve Emerson’s comments on Fox News where he claimed that Birmingham is a ‘totally Muslim’ city “where non-Muslims just simply don’t go”.

How often has Trump experienced life in Paris or London? As his name suggests, he is simply blowing hot air and spreading hatred.

His comments are extremely dangerous. He is a successful, wealthy and influential individual speaking on a global stage. Whilst media outlets and social networks mock his inane statements in Britain, that’s not necessarily the situation across the globe.

His suggestions are lazy – among other things, including sexist and racist. Banning Muslim people and calling for the internet to be shut down are beyond outrageous.
His sustained popularity in the polls is astonishing. I am afraid for a world where this man has the potential to be the leader of a world power. To follow Barack Obama, that’s filling a big pair of shoes,; something that I don’t think – by any stretch – Trump can do.

I have expressed my views on politicians and power before. It is beyond time that we have people in government who properly represent the people for which they stand – not people motivated by money, greed or power.

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