Trump says he is open to profiling of Muslims, citing Israel’s success

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Donald Trump, who has proposed a moratorium on Muslim immigration into the United States and possible surveillance of mosques, is now talking about “profiling” Muslims as a response to terrorism.

His comments came in a discussion on the Orlando nightclub massacre by terrorist Omar Mateen, who is Muslim, and past comments by Trump to the effect that if elected president in November he “respectfully” would place mosques under surveillance.

Trump was asked point-blank if he was talking about increasing profiling of Muslims in America.

“Well, I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump told the program “Face the Nation.”

He added: “So we really have to look at profiling. We have to look at it seriously. And other countries do it, and it’s not the worst thing to do. I hate the concept of profiling, but we have to use common sense…

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