( CNN) Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump announced Monday for barringall Muslims from registering the United States.

“Donald J. Trump is announcing for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims registering the United States until our country’s congresswomen can figure out what is going on, ” a campaign press release said.

Trump, who has previously called for surveillance against mosques and said he was open to establishing a database for all Muslims living in the U.S ., made his latest contentious call in a news release. His meaning comes in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, by suspected ISIS supporters and the day after President obama expected the country not to “turn against one another” out of fear.

Trump’s explains is expected to roil the Republican presidential race, coercing many of his antagonists for the nomination to engage in a dialogue over whether there should be a religious experiment to penetrate America.

But his proposal was met with enthusiasm by many of his supporters, who showed their approval via social media as well as at his rally on Monday night.


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