Obama fires back at criticism for refusing to say “radical Islam”
President Barack Obama on Tuesday assaulted Donald Trump’s proposal of a ban on Muslims entering the country, saying the suggestion violates the principles of American democracy. Seeking to increase surveillance of American Muslims or create a religious test for who can enter the country are antithetical to America's core principles, would fuel extremist propaganda, and could actually make the country less safe. Likewise labeling terrorists who pervert a great religion as representing Islam. Obama claimed that the US war on ISIS in Iraq, Syria and Libya was making good progress. He again promoted his campaign to restrict the sale of firearms, especially assault guns.