There’s no other way of saying it – Donald Trump is a fascist, an Islamophobe and a racial profiler. We knew this when he said we should close down all Mosques. We certainly knew this when he said all Muslims living in the United States should register with the federal government and wear special IDs.
Well today the GOP front-runner has taken it a step further and has called on the United States to ban Muslims from entering the United States indefinitely, apparently in response to the shootings in San Bernardino:
Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.
The ban would not just apply to Muslims seeking to live in the United States, but those wishing to simply visit. When pressed who it would apply to in the Muslim community, Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski simply said “Everybody.”
Trump’s statement went further, saying:
Great surveillance and vigilance must be adhered to. We want to be very fair but too many bad things are happening and the percentage of true hatred is too great. People that are looking to destroy our country must be reported and turned in by the good people who love our country and want America to be great again.
Nothing like a campaign slogan plug-in when being a fascist bigot. Remember people, just last night President Obama warned us that we should not turn against each other in the wake of fear, and we should never bow down to terrorism or respond to it in the way they want us to.
And now we might be electing Trump, the guy who has done everything possible to smear Muslim-Americans and make the public turn against them. Trump has successfully convinced his minions that closing down Mosques, spying illegally on American citizens, and denying those in desperate need is the way to go, all because of their faith. Never distinguishing between radicals and average well-to-do Muslims, Trump’s rhetoric has exposed the ugly side of America that President Obama (and even George W. Bush) have tried to mend.
Trump is single-handedly turning this nation into a cesspool of fear and bigotry. This is why Democrats must get out and vote.
Featured image via Michael Vadon