Ted Cruz is stepping up his rhetoric to reach the inflammatory levels of GOP front runner Donald Trump in the aftermath of the terror attacks in Brussels which left more than 30 dead.
Following calls from Trump to legalize waterboarding, and his musings as to whether Cuba was properly quarantining their Muslim population, Cruz responded to the attacks by suggesting that law enforcement clamp down on Muslim neighborhoods in America in an effort to stop them from becoming “radicalized.”
In a statement released from his Facebook page, Cruz aggressively criticized European nations for allowing migrants into their countries, saying “Our European allies are now seeing what becomes of a toxic mix of migrants who have been infiltrated by terrorists and isolated, radical Muslim neighborhoods.”
Continuing to appeal to America’s ever-increasing isolationist viewpoints, Cruz went on to strongly urge the United States to “immediately halt the flow of refugees from countries with a significant al Qaida or ISIS presence.”
Then the rhetoric was dramatically taken to an entirely level with Cruz making a proposal to single out Muslim neighborhoods in the US for special – and almost certainly unconstitutional – attention:
“We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.”
Why must this POTUS always agree with our enemies & refuse to defend our interests? Good news: only 305 days to go https://t.co/EKOF6h3hJl
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 22, 2016
Besides the irrefutable reality that racial profiling – either on a religious level or racial level – has been proven time and again to be ultimately ineffective, it is profoundly sad to see those who would seek to hold the most powerful position in the world openly espouse hatred towards an entire religion.