The first Syrian refugees are set to land at Toronto Pearson International Airport just after 9 p.m. on Thursday night.
U.S. Republican Candidate Donald Trump is in some hot water for his comments at a South Carolina party rally.
Trump pledged to ban all Muslims from entering the United States if he is elected President, “…Total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” Trump said at the rally.
One London City Councillor is frustrated with Trump’s statements and plans. Ward three councillor Mohamed Salih took to social media saying that Trump should come to London and greet the Muslims here.
Salih has Muslim decent and says that Trump’s ideas are not appropriate, “I think it only adds fuel to the flame, it’s not something that any leader should be saying and it’s something that should be taken very seriously and there should be some reflections from Mr. Trump as well.”
“When I first heard the comments from Donald Trump, I was a little concerned. It was a little disheartening to see that, I don’t think that it’s reflective of the mass majorities of how Americans feel,” says Salih.
The London council member also reflects on the importance of Canada’s contribution to help the Syrians flying into the nation tonight, “Canada always continues to be a major player in helping those in their time of need and I look forward to meeting these people as they land and immigrate into our community.”
Trump is currently leading the GOP race with 35% of the vote. Americans will decide on their 45th president on November 8th, 2016.
Just put out a very important policy statement on the extraordinary influx of hatred & danger coming into our country. We must be vigilant!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2015