• Trump Calls For Return To Waterboarding: ‘Peanuts Compared to What They Do to Us’

    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Sunday that he would bring back waterboarding as an interrogation technique.

    “I think waterboarding is peanuts compared to what they’re doing us,” Trump told ABC’s This Week.  “We have to be strong. They don’t use waterboarding, they use chopping off people’s heads. They use drowning people. I don’t know if you have seen with the cages, where they put people in cages and they drown them in the ocean and they lift out the cage, and we are taking about waterboarding.

    “What they did to James Foley, when they chopped off his head,” Trump added. “That’s a whole different level. I would absolutely bring back interrogation and strong interrogation.”

    Waterboarding, which involves putting a cloth over a subject’s face and pouring water over the cloth to cause  the sensation of drowning by, was utilized by the CIA to interrogate some terrorist suspects in the wake of the September 11th attacks. President Barack Obama issued an executive order the use of waterboarding as an interrogation method for terror suspects on his first full day in office banning. The method has also been defined as torture by the United Nations.

    Trump said he want to surveil mosques in the United States, particularly in New York City, based on the argument that they could be meeting spots for radical Islamists.

    “The people that are involved in those mosques, they know who the bad ones are and they know who the good ones are, but they don’t talk. We have to surveil the mosques,” he said. “I want a database for the refgees that if they come into the country. We have no idea who these people are when the Syrian refugees start pouring into this country. We don’t know if it’s ISIS. I definitely want a database and other checks and balances.”

    “We have no idea who’s being sent in here. It could be the great Trojan Horse of all time,” Trump explained. “I look at the migration and the lines and I see all strong, very powerful looking men, they’re men, very few women and children, There’s something strange going on.”

    Trump has 28 percent of the popular vote, compared to 26 percent in early November, according to a Fox News poll released Sunday.

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