Trump says Berlin, Ankara attacks vindicate his stance on Muslims
WASHINGTON: United States President-elect Donald Trump has called the attacks in Germany and Turkey , boasting that he had been “proven to be right” adding that he does not intend to reevaluate his plans to ban Muslims from immigrating to the United States.
Trump was talking to reporters on Wednesday when asked whether the recent violence has influenced his proposed Muslim ban.
Trump described the attack at a Berlin Christmas market, which was claimed by the Islamic State, as an “attack on humanity.”
“Innocent civilians were murdered in the streets as they prepared to celebrate the Christmas holiday,” Trump said in an initial statement about the attack on Monday. “ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad.”
Trump appeared to stand by his plans to establish a registry for Muslims and temporarily ban Muslim immigrants from the United States.
German authorities are seeking a 24-year-old Tunisian migrant, who they say has ties to Islamist extremists, in connection with the attack, which killed 12 people and injured dozens.