GOP Must Condemn Trump’s Call to Shut Down Muslim Immigration to U.S.

Today, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump called for a “complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States. In response, the National Jewish Democratic Council released the following statement:

“As a religious minority that has been persecuted throughout our history, including in the United States, Jewish Americans know just how dangerous religious discrimination can be. It is long past time for leading Republicans, especially Jewish Republicans, to strongly speak out against the bigotry coming from its leading candidate. No single religion is our enemy -- terrorists and all those who seek to destroy us are our enemies. The fact that Trump clearly does not understand that shows how profoundly unqualified he is to be the president of the United States. This has got to stop. ”