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Obama slams ‘testing’ Muslims in US as ‘repugnant’

Obama slams ‘testing’ Muslims in US as ‘repugnant’

Washington: President Barack Obama strongly condemned a “repugnant” proposal by a top Republican to test every Muslim living in the United States and deport whoever believes in sharia law, following the deadly truck attack in Nice.

“In the wake of last night’s attacks, we’ve heard more suggestions that all Muslims in America be targeted, tested for their beliefs, some deported or jailed,” Obama said, referring to a proposal by former House speaker Newt Gingrich.

“And the very suggestion is repugnant and an affront to everything that we stand for as Americans. We cannot give in to fear or turn on each other or sacrifice our way of life.