Biden: Trump’s plan ‘designed to radicalize’ all Muslims

SHAFAQNA – Vice President Joe Biden warned Monday that Donald Trump’s immigration policy plans seem to be aimed at radicalizing every one of the world’s Muslims.

“There are 1.4 billion Muslims in the world. Some of the rhetoric I’m hearing sounds designed to radicalize all 1.4 billion,” Biden said in a speech at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference.

Trump has proposed a temporary U.S. ban on all Muslims in light of the growing terrorist threat. But Biden said Trump’s plan would imperil America and threaten its democracy.

“Willing the politics of fear and intolerance like the proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, profiling Muslim-Americans and slandering entire religious communities as complicit in terrorism calls into question America as the greatest democracy in the history of the world,” he said.

Biden also argued that U.S. leadership is earned, and said U.S. leadership “has always made America great … not the attitude and insecurity of a bully.”

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