Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is taking heat for his call to enforce a police presence in America’s “Muslim neighborhoods,” according to an article by NBC News.
“We know what is happening with these isolated Muslim neighborhoods in Europe. If we want to prevent it from happening here, it is going to require an empowered visible law enforcement presence that will both identify problem spots and partner with non-radical Americans who want to protect their homes.”
The Washington Post goes further in describing Ted Cruz’s attacks on the New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio, for stopping “law enforcement to work with Muslim communities to stop radical Islamic terrorism,” which was the response from Alice Stewart, Cruz’ campaign spokeswoman.
The article reminds readers of the now disbanded program, where the city had plain clothes officers monitoring local mosques for terrorist activity, along with creating an overt presence of cameras in various neighborhoods after the attacks in 9/11.
It even refers to a move Ted Cruz made to strengthen one of his views on foreign policy by appointing well-known anti-Muslim conspiracy theorists to his foreign policy panel.
As Ted Cruz mentioned in the video, soon after the San Bernardino shootings, the president did make a statement but according to Republicans, he refused to point to what they feel is the main problem, being “radical Islamic-terrorism.”
At the time, the president also took some fire from some American Muslims when he asked that those communities also keep watch and report problems.
As the presidential campaign continues, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and John Kasich are the three left in the running, with reports that the Republican party has been vocal in not supporting Trump’s nomination, for what is viewed as a disaster for the conservative party as a whole.
In fact, The Inquisitr reported on what at least a few pundits have boldly come out to say what they feel would happen in the convention, should Trump manage to get all the delegates he needs to win the nomination.
Towards the end of the GOP debates, Donald Trump had publicly called Ted Cruz a liar while Cruz has used Trump’s fluctuating views to say that he’s not conservative enough.
Hours after the attacks in Brussels, rival Republican candidate Donald Trump tweeted the following statement.
Do you all remember how beautiful and safe a place Brussels was. Not anymore, it is from a different world! U.S. must be vigilant and smart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2016
The Daily Mail also describes his response on Fox News, Fox Business Network’s Mornings, Fox & Friends, and Today, where he repeated his views on torture and security.
The attacks come days after the capture and arrest of Salah Abdeslam, who is accused of being one of the attackers in Paris in November of last year, who fled and was on the run.
Many feel that his capture has triggered retaliation by ISIS militants, who have publicly taken responsibility for the attacks, as reported by The Inquisitr.
John Kasich’s and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, both appear to repeat responses that are similar to those after 9/11, which says that the terrorists are attacking free societies because of their freedom.
Responses to both Ted Cruz and Trump from Democrats and Muslims are of outrage, both in the United States and in Europe.