Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would “absolutely” support shutting down mosques in America to track down ISIS. One problem: ISIS isn’t in America. In regards to persecuting Muslims, Trump has his first bit of support in American Family Radio host Bryan Fischer.

“So the question is, can you close down a mosque in the United States of America given the First Amendment and its guarantee of the free exercise of religion,” Fischer said, “and the answer is that you absolutely can. Yes, Donald, yes, Virginia, we can constitutionally close down mosques in the United States of America.”

Fischer supports this logic by saying only Christianity is protected by the First Amendment.

For more on this story, visit Right Wing Watch “Bryan Fischer Enthusiastically Backs Trump on Mosque Closures”

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced