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12/10/15

Britain: 100,000 sign petition to ban Donald Trump from UK – by Vince Chadwick

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More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition to ban Donald Trump from entering the U.K., after the billionaire tycoon called for a “shutdown” of Muslims coming to America.

“The U.K. has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech,” the petition explains. “The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the U.K. If the United Kingdom is to continue applying the ‘unacceptable behavior’ criteria to those who wish to enter its borders, it must be fairly applied to the rich as well as poor, and the weak as well as powerful.”

The U.S. presidential candidate drew fierce criticism this week for advocating a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Later comments suggesting that parts of London and Paris were so “radicalized” that police refuse to go to them were met with similar anger.

“The only reason I wouldn’t go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump,” London Mayor Boris Johnson said.

Neighborhoods in Paris and London are so dangerous that police refuse to go there, Donald Trump said Tuesday as he defended his plan for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

Despite a barrage of criticism for his comments on Muslims on Monday, Trump stuck to his guns, telling talk show hosts that he wanted to stop the U.S. having “radicalized” no-go areas like in European capitals.

“The real Paris is a different Paris than the City of Light that you read about,” he told Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos Tuesday.

“They have areas in Paris where it is so radicalized and so vicious … that the police refuse to go there. They will not go there. That’s what’s going to happen with our country.”

He was no more polite about London, telling MSNBC’s Morning Joe that “London and other places … are so radicalized that the police are afraid for their own lives.”

Read more: 100,000 sign petition to ban Donald Trump from UK – POLITICO

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