US Presidential candidate Donald Trump faces hostility from Pakistani Muslims in the wake of his statement regarding a ban on Muslims entering the US.
According to details, as a result of last week’s incident when a Muslim couple gunned down 14 people in San Bernardino, California; the Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a complete ban on entry of Muslims in the US. Donald Trump’s campaign press release said, “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
Soon after these comments, today Tuesday December 8, Muslims in Pakistan sternly criticized Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States. Muslims have slammed the US Republican presidential likely victor as a chauvinist who promoted violence by airing such statement.
In this regard, Asma Jahangir- one of Pakistan’s leading human rights lawyers said, “It’s so absurd a statement that I don’t even wish to react to it. This is the worst kind of bigotry mixed with ignorance.
I would imagine that someone who is hoping to become president of the US doesn’t want to compete with an ignorant criminal-minded mullah of Pakistan who denounces people of other religions. Although we are not as advanced as the US, we have never elected such people to power in Pakistan.”
Moreover, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi- head of the Pakistan Ulema Council, said, “If some Muslim leader says there is a war between Christians and Muslims, we condemn him. So why should we not condemn an American if he says that? Islamic State is a problem of Syria, not religion. If you solve the Syria issue, 75 percent of the IS problem will be solved.”
On the other hand, Donald Trump’s statement on “preventing Muslim immigration” has drawn hasty and severe criticism from Muslims from various countries.