Just a reminder that 30 per cent of Republicans want to bomb Agrabah - the fictional city in Aladdin

(Pictures: Getty/Disney
(Pictures: Getty/Disney

Following the news that Donald Trump has been elected as the next president of the United States of America, what better time to remind you of this news story from December 2015...

Thirty per cent of Republicans in a poll said that the national security threat posed by Agrabah, the fictional city in Aladdin, demands a US military intervention.

Let that sink in for a second.

The statistic was found during a survey of 532 Republican primary voters by Public Policy Polling between 16-17 December.

Thirteen per cent of those surveyed said they opposed bombing Agrabah, the city loosely based on Baghdad in the 1993 Disney movie Aladdin, while 57 per cent said they were not sure.

Of the ten frontrunners in the polls, Donald Trump had the highest number of supporters who would support bombing the city, while John Kasich had the least.

Trump made headlines in November when, during a speech at Decker Auditorium in Fort Dodge, Iowa, he revealed that part of his strategy to defeat Isis would be to target Isis-controlled oil fields and:

bomb the s* out of 'em. I would just bomb those suckers. That's right. I'd blow up the pipes... I'd blow up every single inch. There would be nothing left.

And while that particular question in the poll was fictional, the answers to the serious questions are terrifying:

  • 46 per cent support a national Muslim database
  • 26 per cent believe Islam should be illegal
  • 28 per cent favoured the policy of internment camps

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