GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday called for surveillance of radical Islam’s tentacles in the U.S., telling talk-radio host Michael Savage there’s “a massive, massive problem with radical Islam, whether we like it or not.”
And he said political correctness must be sacrificed to make America safe.
“We have to have a president that’s going to use the term and say it like it is,” Trump said.
His comments came after ISIS claimed credit for the early Tuesday bombings in Brussels that killed more than 30. Officials have confirmed the attackers calmly walked into the airport terminal with suitcases packed full of explosives and detonated them.
Two were suicide bombers, but a third reportedly dumped his bomb and he now is being sought.
Shortly after the airport bombing, another explosive detonated at a transit station a few miles away.
The attack came only months after 130 people were massacred similarly in Paris and shortly after a Muslim terror attack in San Bernardino that killed 14.
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“We have to have tremendous surveillance, and that includes the mosques,” Trump said. “Whether we like it or don’t like it. We have to be intelligent people. You see what’s going on. This is worldwide.”
It’s an entirely new type of war, he said. But the American president, Barack Obama, “won’t even use the term ‘radical Islam.'”
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“We can’t waterboard anymore. They have no rules. They chop off heads. They drown people in cages. Yet we can’t waterboard,” Trump said.
He noted one of the Paris attackers recently was caught.
“People aren’t turning them in to the police. People want to practice Shariah law. We have to do something and we have to do it rapidly, because the whole world is collapsing.”
He said gun laws are working against good people.
Paris, he noted, has the “toughest” gun laws.
“So everybody had a gun except for the good people. And they didn’t have a gun and they were helpless,” he said.