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Brownback: Trump Muslim Idea Inappropriate

Todd Pittenger - December 8, 2015 5:19 pm

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Donald Trump’s proposal to stop Muslims from entering the U.S. continues to stir controversy. The Republican front-runner called for a complete ban on admitting Muslims until government officials can figure out what is going on when it comes to extremism and terrorism.

Among those who are critical of the idea is Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. The governor tells KSAL News “I don’t agree with it, I stand for religious freedom.”

Brownback says that he thinks it is not appropriate to ban people because of their religion. He also says that he believes that it would not withstand a constitutional challenge.

The governor adds, though, that he thinks that we need to be more careful, and cautious, with countries where we have seen radicalized elements come out of. We need to be vigilant of people traveling in and out of those regions. “We did that after 911,” he said.

Trump’s proposal has been condemned by many Republican candidates, but cheered by many Trump supporters.



Kenny Shotts

December 8, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Perhaps Brownback should read the Quran and see exactly what that so called religion teaches their followers!! Here’s a few verses I found online. Quran tells us to: “not to make friends with Jews and Christians” (5:51), fight them “until they pay the Jizya (a penalty tax for the non-Muslims living under Islamic rules) with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” ( 9:29). “kill the disbelievers wherever we find them” (2:191), “murder them and treat them harshly” (9:123), “fight and slay the Pagans, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem” ( 9:5). If we are not terrorists, if we love peace, if we cried with the rest of the world for what happened in NYC, then why are we supporting Quran that preaches killing, that advocates holy war, that calls for murder of non-Muslims? It is not the extremists who have misunderstood Islam. They do literally what Quran ask them to do. It is we who misunderstand Islam. We are the ones who are confused. We are the ones who wrongly assume that Islam is the religion of peace. Islam is not a religion of peace. In its so-called pure form it can very well be interpreted as a doctrine of hate. Terrorists are simply doing that and we the intellectual apologists of Islam are justifying it. Need I say More?

Doug Clemens

December 9, 2015 at 9:13 am

Someone should limit Brownback’s freedom of speech. Once again he is so off base. We as a country are being victimized by the Muslin community. Why should we just let them walk into this country like we did the Mexicans? Its time to put a spot to people coming into our country at will and the government needs to look into how we approve visa’s and citizenship. Here is a good example a guy born here with non American parents gets immediate citizenship. Further many knew of his actions but protected him at the cost of many lives. If Brownback supports terrorism then he needs to go live in those countries and get out of Kansas.

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