Republican frontrunner for U.S. Presidency, Donald Trump, is calling for the torture technique of water-boarding to make a return.
The billionaire presidential candidate says he would bring back water-boarding and called the torture technique “peanuts” compared to what Isis use.
The tycoon also says that he saw and heard thousands of people in New Jersey celebrating the 9/11 attacks. He believes them to be Muslims and wants to know why they were cheering while the world trade center was collapsing on September 11, 2001.
Yet his claim of thousands of New Jersey Muslims cheering on 9/11 is not reported by either mainstream or alternative media.
Trump says that he saw this with his own eyes on television and that it was well covered. But an extensive examination of news clips from that period turns up nothing.
The fact that the real-estate mogul and troubleshooter is even suggesting the idea now, is an insult not to Islam (although millions of Muslims have died since 9/11) but to Americans; coming from a man who is running for the highest office in the free world.
Sky News reports:
The real-estate mogul also reiterated his desire to set up a database of Muslims in the US.
During Sunday’s ABC interview, the reality TV star went on to stand by his claim a day earlier that he saw “thousands of people” in New Jersey celebrating the 9/11 attacks.
Mr Trump’s hardline rhetoric since the 13 November attacks on Paris that killed 130 people appears to have only solidified his lead in opinion polls for the November 2016 White House election.
He told ABC’s This Week of the simulated drowning technique: “I would bring it back.
“I think waterboarding is peanuts compared to what they’d do to us, what they’re doing to us.”
President Barack Obama banned waterboarding, a CIA interrogation method widely denounced as torture, after he took office in 2009.
Mr Trump was also asked on ABC whether he would rule out a database on all Muslims in the US.
“No, not at all,” he said. “I definitely want a database and other checks and balances.
“We want to go with watch lists. We want to go with databases.”
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