On CNN Lindsey Graham apologizes to Muslims for Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim remarks during the Republican debate.
The Republican presidential undercard debate that took place on December 15, saw Senator Lindsey Graham making an emotional apology to all the Muslims of the world for Donald Trump's controversial remarks against them.
After many of his fellow rivals in the GOP nomination spoke against Islam and supported the proposal of having government surveillance in mosques, the Senator stood for the rights of peaceful Muslims worldwide. “To all of our Muslim friends throughout the world, like the King of Jordan and the President of Egypt, I am sorry. He does not represent us,” he said, referring to Donald Trump's proposal to ban the entry of all Muslims to the United States as a method to mitigate the influx of ISIS terrorists into the country.
Donald Trump had pushed the proposal which was rebuked by many individuals and groups all over the world, including the Senate Judiciary Committee who said that blocking entry to the United States based on one's religion is against the principles that America stands for. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the one who drafted the non-binding amendment passed by the Senate believes that people should be welcomed to the United States regardless of their nationality and faith.
Senator Lindsey Graham also seems to be taking a strong stand against Trump's views by saying that “Donald Trump has done the one single thing you cannot do-declare war on Islam itself,” he said, while addressing the debate which took place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Former Senator of Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum who was the Republican nominee runner-up in the 2012 elections, said in the debate that he does not fully agree with Donald Trumps proposal to have a full-scale ban on the entry of Muslims but believes that he has drawn attention towards a “very important issue”. He pointed out that although all Muslims are not Jihadists, but the reality is that all Jihadists are Muslims and the government must “stop worrying about offending some people and start defending all Americans.” Agreeing with him, former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee said that if Islam is peaceful, the followers should be “begging us to all come in and listen to these peaceful sermons”.
Graham, on the other hand, strongly objected to their points of view by quoting former President George W. Bush, who had defended Islam after the 9/11 attacks by saying “Leave the faith alone, go after the radicals that kill us all.”