Republican frontrunner for the US presidential nomination Donald Trump has created a controversy yet again by saying that he thinks “Islam hates us” in an interview on Wednesday. He disdained the tremendous hatred that he believed partly defined the religion.
“We have a serious problem of hate. There is tremendous hate,” he said during the interview on CNN. He said that though the war was being raged against radical Islam there is still ambiguity in the concept. “It’s very hard to define,” he said. “It’s very hard to separate. Because you don’t know who’s who.”
When asked if the hate was in Islam itself, he simply left it for the media to figure out.
“You’re gonna have to figure that out, OK?” he added. “We have to be very vigilant. We have to be very careful. And we can’t allow people coming into this country who have this hatred of the United States.”
Trump, who is already leading the Republican race, would be able to tighten his grip further on the nomination if he manages to win Ohio and Florida in Tuesday’s polls.
However, Trump’s rivals, like Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and the Governor of Ohio, John Kasich, believe that the US needs to maintain strong ties with the Muslim countries to be able to put up a strong fight against the Islamic States.
“We are going to have to work with people in the Muslim faith even as Islam faces a serious crisis within it,” the ABC quoted Rubio said. “If you go anywhere in the world you’re going to see American men and women serving us in uniform that are Muslims. Anyone out there that has the uniform of the United States on and is willing to die for this country is someone that loves America.”
Kasich is also of the same opinion that in order to win the war against the ISIS, it is important to keep countries like the Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt as allies.