A counter-terrorism officer has hit back at US presidential hopeful Donald Trump after he accused British Muslims of “absolutely not reporting” suspected terrorists.
The front-runner for the Republican nomination told ITV that Muslim communities were not doing enough to prevent attacks like the carnage in Brussels.
“When they see trouble they have to report it. They are not reporting it. They are absolutely not reporting it and that is a big problem,” he told the programme’s presenter Piers Morgan.
Assistant commissioner Neil Basu from the UK Counter Terrorism Policing Network said the comments by the tycoon-turned politician risked playing into the hands of the terrorists by demonising the very people the police needed to help them.
He then agrees the Muslim community should do more reporting.
Trump told Good Morning Britain: “I would hit Isis so hard you wouldn’t believe it. I would have such back-up like you’ve never seen before in terms of air power, air strikes etc”.
“They, (Muslims), have to open up to society, they have to report the bad ones.
“And, you know, if you report the bad ones, all of a sudden you are not going to have the problems,” he said.
Mr Trump denied he was racist, telling the programme: “I’m not ‘anti’ anything; I’m just common sense. I say it like it is”.
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He also states that Muslims always want their own laws.
Sounds like a Mr Normal to me.
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