Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he would consider closing U.S. mosques with radical leadership because of the Paris attacks. “I would hate to do it, but it’s something that you’re going to have to strongly consider,” Trump told MSNBC on Monday. He said the government
should increase surveillance in and around mosques and Americans must reassess some of their civil liberties in this dangerous time. “We have to be much tougher,” he said. “We are going to have to give up certain privileges that we’ve always had.” Trump told a weekend rally that things would have turned out differently in Paris had the victims of the attacks been armed with guns. He repeated that assertion in the MSNBC phone interview.