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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump released a statement Monday calling for "a total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the United States in light of recent terrorist attacks.

The statement cites how there’s "great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population."

Trump himself said "the hatred is beyond comprehension" and called for our country's representatives to "figure out what is going on."

The release cites a recent poll from the Center for Security Policy, a Washington, D.C.-based national security think tank, which said that 25 percent of those polled found that violence against Americans in the United States is justified as a "part of the global jihad." According to the poll, 51 percent also "agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah."

Trump spokesman Corey Lewandowski confirmed to the AP that the proposal would apply to Muslims who are tourists as well as those seeking immigration visas.

The full text of the press release reads:

Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on. According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population. Most recently, a poll from the Center for Security Policy released data showing "25% of those polled agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad" and 51% of those polled, "agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah." Shariah authorizes such atrocities as murder against non-believers who won't convert, beheadings and more unthinkable acts that pose great harm to Americans, especially women.

Mr. Trump stated, "Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life. If I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again." - Donald J. Trump

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