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    Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016.

    Priebus: No Registry, But ‘Some People Have to be Prevented from Coming’ to US

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    Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told Sunday morning news programs that "we're not going to have a registry based on a religion."

    President-elect Donald Trump during his victorious campaign variously promised to ban all Muslims from entering the US or to register all Muslims in the country. Priebus was grilled on the issues November 20, particularly following the selection of retired Army Lieutenant  General Michael Flynn, who has said that “fear of Muslims is rational” and that Islam is a “political ideology” that “hides” behind being a religion, as Trump's national security adviser.

    Speaking with Meet the Press, Priebus said he would not "rule out anything" regarding how Muslim immigration would be handled, but then said, "We're not going to have a registry based on a religion. But what I think what we're trying to do is say that there are some people, certainly not all people … that are radicalized and there are some people that have to be prevented from coming into this country." 

    Trump’s position is consistent with bills in the House and the Senate calling for increased vetting for individuals coming from places known to harbor terrorism, Priebus said. 

    "He believes that no faith in and of itself should be judged, as a whole, but there are some people … that need to be prevented from coming into this country."

    On CNN the same day, Priebus said of Islam that "President-elect Trump's opinion is that there are some people within that particular religion that we do fear."

    "We don’t believe in religious tests and… we are not blanketly judging an entire religion, but, in fact, we will try to pinpoint the problems and temporarily suspend those areas from coming into the United States until a better vetting system is in place."

    Priebus repeated the assertion that Trump wants to be president of "all America" and that acts like considering former GOP Presidential candidate and former staunch critic Mitt Romney for secretary of state are "bridge building."


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      Trump is not a globalist or socialist, some people need to learn how to accept that.

      Some people believe that multiculturalism can be expressed as the practice of Marxism as it applies to culture instead of economics. They believe that culture is a cause of inequality.

      So they become irate and misunderstand when Trump or anyone else identifies people by cultural markers. But the EU is a confirmed example of having terrorist problems because they allowed too many people into the EU from war-town nations where terrorism is rampant. Trump isn't talking about banning any religion. We can always ignore known problems, but people will probably not survive many of those outcomes. We can either stop Trump from controlling our borders or thank him for trying to keep us safe even if that is not a priority of the multiculturalists.
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      Tim - USA
      All Muslims in the US and Europe should be deported or jailed immediately;
    • NATOisEVIL
      This is not good. It means the start of Christian persecution in the western countries. The feminist globalists are going to use this for all it is worth, and I am afraid it means a lot of "no good".
    • Zoanthropy
      George Soros needs to be deported, he's a Risk to US National Security.
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      I don't see Trump following the example of the totalitarian left wing extremist FDR who rounded up and interned Japanese Americans or the Progressive extremist Woodrow Wilson who re-segregated the armed forces and deemed "The Birth of a Nation" a wonderful movie.
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      I was looking for a store manager one day. The crazy word police is so bad that the worker didn't even tell me that the man I wanted to talk to was black. There was a white guy talking to a black guy and the lemming wouldn't even say the black man. That's nuts. Takfiri fighters are MUSLIM. Fair or not, they are ALL MUSLIM.
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      Well, obviously. Islam is an invention of Judaism just to destroy Christianism. A well documented fact (FACT) anybody can find upon a tiny search. The incoming Administration, God willing, is pretty well prepared to deal with this single most important issue.
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      Al-Fateh 1st Sept.in reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, they are NOT Muslim they are munafikeen - hypocrites
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