This may come as a shock considering the backlash Donald Trump took when he called for a temporary ban on allowing Muslim immigrants into the United States until a more thorough screening process is put into place, however, he has more support among Muslim voters than all his Republican opponents combined.
CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group known with direct ties to the terrorist Hamas group, as well as being named by the Department of Justice as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror-financing case – conducted a six-state survey Jan. 26 of 2,000 Muslim voters. The billionaire netted 7.47 percent support among Muslims. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came in second place with 2 percent
“Trump has endorsed a national registry of Muslims and suggested banning them from entering the country – even, perhaps, Muslim Americans who have been traveling abroad,” CAIR said on its Facebook page on Monday. “That makes the finding of a new survey of Muslim voters particularly remarkable:
Douglas Ernst, WND reported that the Republican front-runner made waves in December when he called for a temporary ban on Muslim immigrants until the U.S. adopted a coherent strategy for combating Islamic terrorism. A Bloomberg Politics/Purple Strategies PulsePoll released Dec. 9 showed nearly two-thirds of Republican primary voters, or 65 percent, favored the idea, WND reported.
Conservative commentator Mark Steyn responded to the media outrage at the time by telling Fox News’ Greta van Susteren that objective people understand there is a strong correlation between Islam and Islamic terrorism.
“To most of the American people, Trump sounds a lot less insane about this than John Kerry standing up in Paris as they’re still washing the streets clean of blood, saying [Islamic terrorism] has nothing to do with Islam,” Steyn said Dec. 8, 2015.
Steyn’s comments were in reference to the Obama administration’s reaction to the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris, France, that killed 130.
Ironically, CAIR supporters around the world would be the very individuals Trump would ban from immigrating to the U.S. The organization began as a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. in the early 1990s.