NBC - Donald Trump "would certainly implement" a database system tracking Muslims in the United States, the Republican front-runner told NBC News.
"I would certainly implement that. Absolutely," Trump said in Newton, Iowa, in between campaign town halls. "There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases," he added. "We should have a lot of systems."
When asked whether Muslims would be legally
obligated to sign into the database, Trump responded, "They have to be —
they have to be."
Ibrahim Hooper, national spokesman for the
Council on American-Islamic Relations, sounded incredulous when he was
asked about Trump's comments, telling NBC News: "We're kind of at a loss
"What else can you compare this to except to
prewar Nazi Germany?" Hooper asked. "There's no other comparison, and
[Trump] seems to think that's perfectly OK."