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Donald Trump accused of classifying Filipinos as terrorists

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Donald Trump Classifies Philippines and Filipinos as Terrorists – www.philippineslifestyle.com (stock image)

So far two senators have fired back in response to Donald Trump’s call to ban immigration from countries with high rates of terrorism – naming the Philippines as one of his leading countries.

Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) said in a statement: “Donald Trump’s latest rant suggesting we ban immigration from countries like the Philippines that are helping us fight terrorism is another example of his reckless rhetoric that’s based on fear and division and further proves he is unfit to lead our country.”

Senator Nerissa Bretania Underwood of Guam, a Filipina, also condemned Trump for this proposal, describing his words as “reckless.”

Underwood is now demonstrating a protest against Trump’s words on her Facebook page – Using “In a World with Trump as President” – “BANNED” with a black and white photograph of a Filipino mother and her child.

Both senators asserted that the Philippines is a key ally helping the United States fight terrorism and that Filipino immigrants have contributed heavily to defending and assisting the United States in times of war, and in times of peace.

Senator Underwood call on the Republican delegates from Guam and Governor Eddie Calvo to renounce Trump and “Unendorse his candidacy.”

In a statement Underwood said, “Filipinos on our island and across the country serve in uniform, in our hospitals, in our schools and across every private and public sector – Filipinos are also beloved members of our families and communities.”

“As a proud daughter from Iloilo in the Philippines…I am a grateful adopted daughter of Guam and horrified by Mr. Trump’s statement and the leaders who have chosen to support him. I have worked my entire life to give back to our island that we all call home. Hate, fear and division are not qualities we need in the U.S. President and should give Americans across the country concern on whether a Trump administration is fit to lead our country,” Underwood added.

Trump Classifies Philippines Alongside Syria, Iraq, Somalia and more

Trump’s announcement to include the Philippines in a list of terrorist countries which include Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Somalia, wasn’t the first time he mentioned the Southeast Asian country. The day before he also bandstanded on the idea that the Philippines is part of a “terrorist nation.”

Trump returned fire when mentioning the Philippines with, “You have no idea who they are. This could be the great Trojan horse of all time.”

Following the San Bernardino attacks last December, he came under fire for proposing to temporarily prohibit all Muslims from entering the country.

“Hillary Clinton wants to have them come in by the hundreds of thousands — just remember,” Trump said in a press conference in Portland, Maine on Thursday, August 4. “This has nothing to do with politics, folks. This is a whole different level. This has to do with pure, raw stupidity. Okay?”

Sources say that the attacks and killings by the Abu Sayyaf group has landed the Philippines on the terrorist watch list in many countries around the globe. An underlying issue that the Philippines and many parts of Southeast Asia are prime targets for ISIS to set up camps in – while creating a hot-spot to radicalize soldiers and citizens has also brought the country into the spotlight.

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11 Comments on "Donald Trump accused of classifying Filipinos as terrorists"

  1. This time Trumpy I have to say you ARE WRONG!!!!

  2. Carolyn pullum | August 8, 2016 at 1:31 am |

    I’ve family in the Philippines, it’s looney tunes every day with Trump. What’s next??

  3. Notice how none of these articles EVER have any actual video proof. they’re simply twisting his words again.

    • Did you actually take notice that the article is about a bill being introduced and not actually about your agenda? – Salceda made the call on this, a video has nothing to do with it – if you need another pack of straws please advise I’ve run out this week.

  4. I still want to see Trump being quoted as saying a total immigration ban for Filipinos.

  5. lai grefiel | August 13, 2016 at 2:36 pm |

    My father served American country during World War ll as a US NAVY my father committed his life during that time.We are Filipino, and we love America as our mother country.Mostly we are not terrorist country.

  6. Mr.Trump, Abu Sayyaf group is a Fanatical,Radical,terrorist group in the Philippines.True.But this group of Idiots has no capability to go International.And the Philippine Govt. is fighting this group everyday.Hunting them down,making their world smaller everyday as we speak. The fact is Mr.MegaloAsshole Trump,is that,this abu sayyaf group is really “NOT” a bonafide terror cell.This so called abu sayyaf group are just a bunch of BANDITS.Doing banditry as a source of living.from time to time,kidnapping foreigners to make the headline but the truth is… they just want to make more money for themselves and not for their CAUSE because they have NONE.No cause to begin with. Their just plain Outlaws,Bandits,hiding behind the facade of being a terror network.

  7. Anyone that thinks Abu Sayyaf is JUST outlaws/bandits, should go down and live in Mindanao like I have. They are a Jihadist Terrorist Group that kill innocent people while shouting “Allahu Akbar” or maybe you should ask the people in Davao if they are just robbers, they didn’t rob anything they just killed people.

    No one on here has shown or proven that he said all filipinos are terrorist or should be blocked from entry into the US. I have not even found where he even said that Philippines should be included in the terrorist list????

  8. I am also waiting for someone to show prof of exactly what he said about Filipinos.

    Anyone that thinks the Abu Sayyaf is just an outlaw/bandit group should go down and live in Mindanao like I have, or they could just ask the people of Davao.

  9. @Donald Trump well is stupid. It only means he’s in favor of terrorist acts, drugs or any crime. Such a judgmental person. You don’t deserve to be a President. Do you even know what Terrorist means. Such a Dumb and your mouth is so full of shit.

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