Trump remarks endanger US security: Pentagon
Dec 9, Washington: The Pentagon has warned that Donald Trump's anti-Muslim speech undermines US national security by boosting the Islamic State (IS) group.
The Republican presidential candidate Trump said on Tuesday that Muslims should be banned from entering the US, in the wake of the deadly California attacks. But Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said such talk "bolsters Isil's narrative", referring to IS, news reports said.
There has been a global outcry since Trump made his remarks.
US Secretary of State John Kerry joined the onslaught of condemnation on Tuesday afternoon when he said they were not constructive in the fight against IS.
The IS militants are the target of a US-led bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq.
A Muslim couple, believed to have been radicalised, opened fire and killed 14 people at a health centre in San Bernardino.
The Oslo Times