Trump’s 9/11 Statements Turn Muslims Against US – McCain

In this March 28, 2012 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

MOSCOW  – In a speech on November 22, Trump made a highly-disputed claim that Muslims worldwide were “absolutely going wild” celebrating after the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.

“I think it has an interesting effect of turning Muslims all over the world against the United States of America, which is 99.44 percent people who practice an honorable religion,” McCain told the CBS television channel on Sunday, commenting on Trump’s unsubstantiated claims.

The Arizona senator called on 2016 presidential candidates to shift their campaign rhetoric away from complaining about the refugee crisis and focus instead on countering the Islamic State (ISIL) jihadist group and the four-year civil war in Syria, as the latter issues pose a bigger threat to the United States.

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