What do you get when you make an insensitive and condemning statement, and especially at a platform where you know your message will reach every corner of the world? Donald Trump’s comments about banning Muslim immigration to the US has received worldwide condemnation and the petition that was started, following it, to ban him from entering UK has reached an all-time high.
According to Independent, a few days back Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested that if he were to be elected President, he would order a complete shutdown of Muslim immigration to the US until authorities sort things out. This comment of his immediately sparked global row with many criticizing Trump’s statement. He even went ahead and mentioned that some parts of London and Paris are so radicalized that even the local Police find it hard to enter there.
This particular part of his statement led to a response from many British politicians and even the Metropolitan Police called it completely untrue. Following his statement, a petition was passed to ban him from entering the UK since this kind of behavior is completely unacceptable and not in good taste. Turns out for any petition to be considered in the Parliament, it needs about 100,000 signatures. Until now, the petition has received over half a million signatures and is hosted on the Parliament website.
The Telegraph added that British Ambassador to the US, Sir Peter Westmacott broke diplomatic protocols and took Trump to task over his Anti-Muslim comments. According to his statement, he mentioned that somebody called Donald Trump who is running in the Presidential campaign just spoke about UK again saying that the UK has a major Muslim problem.
The Ambassador even added that they are very proud of their Muslim community present in the UK. Doing this he broke a major protocol that prevents Ambassadors from making statements about domestic politics.
From the Democrat side, Hillary Clinton too stated that nearly 3 million Americans are Muslims and they deserve better than Republicans’ hateful and dangerous attacks. It remains to be seen if the Parliament will indeed pass the petition and ban Donald Trump or not.
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