A Jewish group supporting Donald Trump for U.S. president endorsed his statement that the US should adopt Israel’s practice of profiling to protect against terrorist attacks.
“Rather than being concerned with political correctness, our government needs to be concerned number one with our safety,” said Richard Allen, the New York director of Jews Choose Trump.
The group referred to a Fox News interview on Sept. 19 in which Trump mentioned Israel’s use of profiling following the bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend.
“As you know in Israel they profile, they’ve done an unbelievable job — as good as you can do,” Trump said. “They see somebody who’s suspicious, they profile, they will take that person and they’ll check [them] out.”
Allen praised Trump for speaking about Israel’s successful use of profiling.
“As Jews, we are prime targets of radical Islamic terrorism around the globe, and we need extreme vetting to prevent terrorist attacks within and abroad,” he said. “And, the only candidate in this race who will keep us and the entire nation safe and root out terrorism is Donald Trump.”
Carol Greenwald, chairman of Jews Choose Trump, founded the group with Allen to counter accusations that Trump was anti-Semitic and offer a voice to voters in the Jewish community who support a Republican candidate.