Let me begin by stating that Donald Trump’s proposal to bar Muslims from travelling and immigrating to the United States is immoral in principle and unworkable in practice.
With that said, it is one thing to disagree with Trump’s Muslim proposal, but quite another to suggest that his proposal is enough to drive Muslims to join ISIS. Over the past few days, several public figures have made this assertion.
It began with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who stated in an interview with CNN that Trump is a “recruitment poster” for ISIS.
Later in the week, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize co-winner Malala Yousafzai stated that Trump’s proposals would “radicalize more terrorists.” She made her remarks during a commemoration on the anniversary of the Taliban massacre at the military school in Peshawar, Pakistan, which claimed the lives of 148 people, including 134 children.