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U.N. rights chief: Trump 'grossly irresponsible' to propose Muslim ban
December 10,2015   By:Reuters
Dec.10,2015--Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was "grossly irresponsible" and played into the hands of Islamic State militants by proposing a ban on Muslims entering the United States, the United Nations human rights chief said on Tuesday.
 
Trump, currently the Republican Party's front-runner for the November 2016 election, compared his plan to the World War Two detainment of Japanese-Americans and others and dismissed on Tuesday growing outrage from around the world.
 
"Clearly while there's no love lost for those who perpetrate the violence and the killings of civilians, it's a double tragedy when the innocent have to suffer because of the reaction," U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein told reporters. 
 
"It's grossly irresponsible, given what the aim of the extremists is, to play into their hands at the expense of those who themselves - the vast majority of ordinary Muslims - would be viewed as eligible targets by these extremist groups," he said.
 
"At the very least, you expect that people running for public office will know enough of historical experience and the suffering of those who are going to fall in the crossfire if this escalation in rhetoric and passion eclipses calm and rational thinking about this," Zeid said.
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