(JTA) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested that the United States use racial profiling like Israel to prevent mass attacks like the one in Orlando.
“Well I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump told the CBS news show “Face the Nation” on Sunday in a telephone interview. “Other countries do it, you look at Israel and you look at others, they do it and they do it successfully. And I hate the concept of profiling, but we have to start using common sense and we have to use our heads.
“It’s not the worst thing to do,” he added.
In the interview, Trump reiterated his call for observing mosques in the United States.
“If you go to France right now, they’re doing it in France,” he said. “In fact, in some instances they’re closing down mosques.”
Police in France closed some mosques shortly after gunmen aligned with Islamic State terrorists killed 130 people in Paris in a series of attacks on Nov. 13, 2015.
Trump also called for Muslims in America to report other Muslims who are acting suspiciously.