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Trump says would consider closing some US mosques

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 11 months ago

    Billionaire Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said Monday that the United States should "strongly consider" shuttering some mosques as part of its efforts to prevent extremist attacks in the country.

    "You're going to have to watch and study the mosques, because a lot of talk is going on in the mosques," Trump told cable broadcaster MSNBC after Friday's horrific attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ … li=BBgzzfc
    Isn't there a law about separation of state and church covered by the first amendment? How can the government shut down any religious group? Yes, there are some Muslim as well as christian and other religious groups that are anti government,but is it possible?

    1. Happy Moment profile image80
      Happy Momentposted 11 months ago in reply to this

      I think this would violate the religious rights or freedom of assembly of Muslims in the involved region. It would be unconstitutional especially if there is no evidence of radicalization in such mosques.

    2. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 11 months ago in reply to this

      That is an interesting question. Mainly because most churches are 501 (c)(3) organizations.  There are things that are prohibited by the IRS.  I'm not sure where the separation of church and state comes in with shutting down mosques but maybe it could be done. 

      See: "The Restriction of Political Campaign Intervention by Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations"

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      https://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non … ection-501(c)(3)-Tax-Exempt-Organizations

    3. IslandBites profile image86
      IslandBitesposted 11 months ago in reply to this

      Every time he stops being "relevant", he just say whatever stupid thing makes the media mention him again. Stop talking about him and you'll see how his numbers on the polls crash down.

    4. Credence2 profile image86
      Credence2posted 11 months ago in reply to this

      Trump is a fascist at heart and will find any excuse to employ the right wing authoritarian style. He knows that he cannot do this but he plays to people with IQ's in the single digits to get them all worked up and such.

      1. Live to Learn profile image81
        Live to Learnposted 11 months ago in reply to this

        Although I agree with your assessment of Trump I think you are being unfair in your judgement of those who appear to support him. Although I disagree with their ideas on how to fix the problems in this country and I disagree with them on what the problems are in this country; disagreeing with them does not make them ignorant. I assume maybe I am simply ignorant in that I don't understand their concerns.

        Insulting each other won't put any of us any closer to finding solutions.

        1. Credence2 profile image86
          Credence2posted 11 months ago in reply to this

          Speaking of violating the principle of freedom of religion is not negotiable and should not pass from the lips of anyone who claims to be presidential timber. It is alarmist, sensationalist and irresponsible. While, I may have been verbally coarse in regards to those that respond to that calll, I have been more than kind in regards to the person that makes it. Maybe, I should have said that who ever buys into this needs a stiff refresher in high school civics studies? Sorry, only people with IQ's in the single digits are going to allow themselves to swept along as part of this Trump fantasy in this particular manner.

  2. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 11 months ago

    Please don't let this moron run your country.