World responds to Trump's proposed Muslim ban

Illo: Rob Beschizza

Yesterday, presidential candidate Donald Trump declared that he would block the entry of muslims into the U.S. His rivals immediately condemned him, but what about the international leaders that Trump imagines himself doing business with? Or, indeed, everyday people…

“For some Jews, the sight of thousands of supporters waving their fists in anger as Trump incited against Muslims and urged a blanket ban on their entry to the United States could have evoked associations with beer halls in Munich a century ago,” Shalev wrote in the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz.

Trump’s comments were widely covered in the European media, with many outlets wondering if he went too far this time. The German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung ran an editorial with the headline, “How Donald Trump is betraying America.”

In Britain, the Daily Telegraph reported that the statement was a “bombshell” even by Trump’s standards. The Guardian wrote that he was “further out of the mainstream than he has been at any point since announcing his candidacy.”