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Trump Responds to Terror Attack: ‘Need the Wall, Need the Ban!’

President Donald Trump responded Friday to the terror attack in Egypt that killed at least 235 people and wounded over 100 more, noting that the attack displayed why the U.S. needs both a wall on the southern border, and a ban on immigration from Muslim-majority nations.

As The Western Journal reported, a bomb went off early Friday at an Egyptian mosque on the Sinai Peninsula. In the aftermath of the explosion, gunmen started shooting at worshipers fleeing the mosque.

In a tweet, Trump called the attack “tragic,” and said he would be calling Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi soon.

“Will be calling the President of Egypt in a short while to discuss the tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life,” the president tweeted. “We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will. Need the WALL, need the BAN! God bless the people of Egypt.”

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During his presidential run, Trump made building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico one of his campaign’s key platforms. Though Congress has yet to approve funding for the project, eight prototypes for the project were completed in late October.

Still, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said at the time that it would be at least 10 months before any “meaningful construction” could take place, according to NBC News.

Since January, Trump has also put out multiple executive orders banning travel from several Muslim-majority countries with high frequencies of terrorism. The orders, though, have been challenged in court, limiting their successful implementation.

Trump had initially responded to the terrorist incident in Egypt by decrying the “horrible and cowardly” attack on “defenseless worshipers.”

He also noted that the since “the world cannot tolerate terrorism, we must defeat them militarily and discredit the extremist ideology that forms the basis of their existence!”

The terror attack is thought to be the deadliest in Egypt’s history. The group responsible was still unknown on Friday, though the attack was coordinated, and bears similarities to attacks carried out by the Islamic State group.

The mosque where the attack took place holds significance to Sufi Muslims, as it is believed to be the birthplace of an important Sufi cleric, according to CNN. Some Muslims, however, consider Sufism to be heretical.

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After the attack, el-Sissi declared a three-day-long period of mourning, according to NBC News.

“I reiterate my condolences to the families of the martyrs, and my wishes for a recovery of the wounded people,” el-Sissi said on state TV “Once again I tell all Egyptians that this situation, what happened will increase our determination to face terrorism with all our strength.”

He also vowed to use “brute force against that small band of extremist terrorists” who carried out the attack.

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 if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.


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