In a press release Trump calls for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."
In the UK Monday islamophobia also raised its ugly head but this time on a National bus due to travel from Bristol Coach Station to London Victoria.
The bus company's official line was that a man was "asked to leave because he had too much luggage."
Passengers however tell a different story.
According to the Bristol Post the passenger was told to leave the bus "by a member of National Express staff after a woman onboard the coach said she would feel "uncomfortable" travelling with him."
One passenger Rebekah Makinde, a student at Bristol University, said the complaints were clearly made because of the man's religion. Other passengers reportedly looked on in disbelief.
Ironically legislation to address racial discrimination in the UK came into force 50 years ago Monday. On December 8, 1965, the Race Relations Act "made it a civil but not a criminal offence to discriminate on the "grounds of colour, race, or ethnic or national origins" in public places." In 1968 the legislation was tightened.
But 50 years on, the results of regional elections in France are in and the people have handed victory to the far-right; Marie Le Pen and the National Front (FN) are celebrating. Thousands of refugees and the Paris terror attacks in November have resulted in a rejection of the country's leader Francois Hollande and left-wing politics.
Fear is leading to extremism and it is coming from many sources; people like Trump with political aspirations, terrorist groups and ordinary people.
Echoes of Nazi Germany, the treatment of Jewish citizens and the holocaust are becoming tangible.
Are we really going to go down that path once more albeit this time with a different religion?