Tuesday 8th December 2015, proposal by U.S. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump calling on banning Muslim entry into the U.S. has baffled world leaders.
His remarks ignited widespread condemnation that crossed ideological and social lines in many countries.
Sampling a few remarks and reactions, David Cameron, the Britain Prime Minister and the leader of the Conservative Party, dismissed Mr. Trump’s position terming them as “divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong.”
Prime Minister Manuel Valls of France a country still healing wounds of the recent deadly attacks by the Islamic extremists wrote on Twitter: “Mr. Trump, like others, fuels hatred,” and “Our only enemy is radical Islamism.”
His sentiment language had an impact, including in Egypt, where he was condemned by the country’s highest religious authority and by many others, who called him an Islamaphobe, a racist.
This is contrary to what President Obama spoke when he was in Cairo; he attempted to reach out to the Arab and Muslim world by inspiring many with his personal story of success.
Donald Trump, a republican presidential candidate was quick to defend his stance and criticism saying the ban would only be temporary and would not affect U.S. citizens.
His comments and many unfortunate remarks he has been making have been shared widely across the social network circles and majorly throughout the Arab world.
Analysts have warned of such remarks and proposals citing they are likely to push young people toward the Islamic State and also adding his sentiments may be followed by political consequences on his career.
As the race to White House gains momentum there is high likelihood American Presidential hopeful Donald Trump would be disqualified by the Republicans in primary race.