Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said in an interview published this week that Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is “wise” to be skeptical of Muslims immigrating into the U.S.
Speaking to radio host Alex Jones, Farrakhan said America’s policies created the refugee crisis and have “united people against the West.” He argued that “no Muslim leader had the power to unite the whole Muslim world,” but that U.S. intervention in the area has succeeded in doing just that.
“So in this way, Mr. Trump I think is wise to vet anyone coming from that area into America because the hatred for America is in the streets now,” Farrakhan said. “So if those people are refugees and America feels, ‘I got to let 10,000 of them in,’ because America created the problem.”
“Now, if you let them in and you don’t vet them carefully, you might be letting in your own destruction,” he added.
Farrakhan did, however, go after Trump for introducing “some very negative things with Mrs. Clinton and her husband” into the 2016 race.
“I think it’s dangerous for the future of politics and for the future of America when we become uncivil in our discourse,” he said.