Donald Trump said Tuesday night that the United States has “absolutely no choice” but to close down some mosques in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris last week and the possibility that ISIS or other terrorist groups could try to carry out similar attacks in this country.
The comments were made on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, reports Politico. Trump noted that some mosques needed to be shut down because “Some really bad things are happening and they’re happening fast.”
Trump also used the interview as a chance to weigh in on the refugee crisis, saying that it wasn’t worth the risk to bring in refugees because some of them could be terrorists who would carry out attacks like the one in Paris.
“We can’t take a chance. You know, if you take thousands of people, and again I hear it’s going to be many more than what you’re talking about right now. But if you take thousands of people, Sean, all you need is a couple. You know, you don’t need 25, you don’t need 100,” he said. “Look at the damage done in Paris with just a few people.”
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment.