Donald Trump has called for a "total and complete shutdown" of all Muslims entering the United States. The billionaire claimed 51% of Muslims want to govern the US with Sharia law.
And he called for a "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on". He said in a press release: "Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension.
"It is our responsibility to reject religious tests on who we admit into this country." —@POTUS https://t.co/g3VxwSP7Fe— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 7, 2015
"Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine.
"Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.
"If I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again."
Rival candidate Jeb Bush said: "Donald Trump is unhinged. His "policy" proposals are not serious.".
And a White House statement reportedly dismissed Mr Trump's comments as 'un-American'.
President Barack Obama said immigrants and tourists could not start being judged by their religion, adding: "We cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between American and Islam.
"ISIL does not speak for Islam. They're thugs and killers, part of a cult of death, and they account for a tiny fraction of more than a billion Muslims around the world."