American Islamic organization slams Trump for mosque comments

An advocacy organization for Muslims in the U.S. blasted Donald Trump for failing to defend religious freedom, after the Republican front-runner said Wednesday he would consider closing down "extremist" mosques as president.

Trump was asked during an interview on Fox Business Wednesday whether he would enact, as president, the same anti-Islamic State initiatives launched by the British government which include revoking passports of citizens who left Europe to fight alongside Islamic State militants and closing mosques that host "extremist meetings or speakers."

"I would do that, absolutely, I think it's great," he responded, before acknowledging that he hadn't heard about Britain's mosque-closing proposal and wasn't sure how it would be fare under the U.S. Constitution's religious freedom protections.

"It depends, if the mosque is, you know, loaded for bear, I don't know. You're going to have to certainly look at it," Trump said.

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