Trump: When Muslims in U.S. see trouble ‘they have to report it’

Special to WorldTribune.com

Muslims are “absolutely not reporting” terror suspects and “that’s a big problem,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on March 22 following the attacks in Brussels.

“I would say this to the Muslims, and in the United States also, when they see trouble they have to report it,” Trump told Britain’s ITV television.

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. /AP
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. /AP

“It’s like they are protecting each other but they are really doing very bad damage… They have to open up to society, they have to report the bad ones.”

Trump has drawn criticism from the left after calling for the U.S. to temporarily stop Muslims from entering the country until a better system for vetting refugees is in place. Several terrorists posing as refugees have carried out attacks in Europe.

Meanwhile, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Arizona has seen “huge spikes” in money transfers from border areas in Mexico to Middle Eastern countries.

“Arizona is on the front line, and we have seen consequences of what has happened when we’ve had an unsecured porous border,” Brnovich said. “I mean, frankly, just 6 months ago there were 6 folks apprehended from Middle Eastern countries, from Pakistan and Afghanistan, at our border.

“I know when you talk to the ranchers down there, they’re concerned because they have found coins from the Middle East. We’ve seen a huge spike in money transfers coming from places like Nogales on the border, to Middle Eastern countries. And so, folks are worried about it, not only from an economic perspective, but from a national security perspective.”

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