Donald Trump Proposes Religious, Ethnic Profiling to Find ‘Red Flags’ of Terrorism

– The Washington Times – Sunday, June 19, 2016

Donald Trump said Sunday that too many “red flags” were missed that could have stopped the Orlando shooter, and he proposed the use of ethnic and religious profiling to prevent terrorism.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee said members of Muslim communities need to alert law enforcement when their neighbors or family members act suspiciously.

“People have to report when they see somebody. This man was pretty much unhinged,” Mr. Trump said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” program.

Omar Mateen was brought to the FBI’s attention several times before June 12, when he opened fire and killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in the most deadly terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.

Mr. Trump noted that the owner of Lotus Gunworks alerted the FBI when Mateen attempted to buy body armor and a substantial amount of ammunition.