Closing Down Mosques, Requiring Muslim ID Badges, Closing Down Cafes And Diners And Wherever Muslims Meet: Meet American Fascism And The Republican Party Of 2015!

The Republican Party of 2015 has gone so far to the Right that now it can be compared to Fascism in many ways!

Donald Trump asserts that all mosques in America should be shut down, which only incites anti Muslim hatred and endangers all Muslims in the United States.

What Trump forgets is the concept of the First Amendment and religious freedom!  Can one imagine if we had a politician say all Catholic Churches, all evangelical Christian churches, all mainline Establishment Protestant churches, or all Jewish synagogues should be shut down?  Would we ever allow or conceive of such action by any level of American government, which would make us no different than what Nazi Germany represented, as they shut down Jewish synagogues, and in fact, torched and desecrated them?  Have we gone mad as a nation, that we even have a Presidential candidate who can utter such bigotry and fascist tendencies, and sit by and ignore it?

Donald Trump also declares that we should require Muslim ID badges, reminding us of the branding of Jews with a yellow star in Nazi Germany, and are Americans ok with that, as if so, why not some day do that to other religious groups or ethnic minorities?  And he wants a database established to track all Muslims in America in their daily existence.

Marco Rubio wants us to close down cafes and diners and wherever Muslims meet, making him an American Fascist as much as Donald Trump!  Are we to arrest and imprison all Muslims in America as we did with Japanese Americans in World War II?

Are we to repeal the Bill of Rights and end freedom of assembly, along with freedom of religion, as well as freedom of speech?  Does anyone really think that shutting down public places where Muslims might congregate will prevent them from meeting underground?  Are we out to promote paranoia among Muslims in America, where the 99 percent who are NOT terrorist oriented will be motivated to defend themselves by joining groups that promote Al Qaeda or ISIL (ISIS)?

Are we going to allow those who advocate hate, such as Pam Geller, Franklin Graham, and others who promote Islamophobia, to undermine our nation and its basic values, and create a situation that will incite violence against anyone seen as Muslim?

Do we think such individuals would not be willing to defend themselves in a nation where there are so many firearms, many in the hands of mentally unstable individuals?  How do we gain a sense of peace and tranquility long term, when we are having demagogues advocating violence, warfare, and a native American Fascism?

All decent people MUST condemn Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and all other Republicans who advocate similar Fascist ideas, as well as Pam Geller and Franklin Graham and others of their ilk! They undermine any hope of coexistence, as all they do is accomplish what the evil terrorist groups want the most–the dissolution of America and its values!

30 comments on “Closing Down Mosques, Requiring Muslim ID Badges, Closing Down Cafes And Diners And Wherever Muslims Meet: Meet American Fascism And The Republican Party Of 2015!

  1. Ariel Leis November 21, 2015 9:49 am

    Rubio focuses not on mosques per se but on radicalization more broadly. Be it a mosque, a cafe, even a website, he says, if it’s being used to “inspire” jihad, it’s subject to closure. That’s an interesting legal question: Can you shut down an entire mosque because, say, there’s an imam there who’s preaching terrorism? Why not just arrest the imam? And can you arrest the imam, bearing in mind that even pro-terrorist speech is probably protected unless there’s reason to think it will encourage the commission of a crime imminently? (The First Amendment test for incitement leans heavily towards allowing controversial speech.)
    As for Trump, he doesn’t seem to care about policy details, including the details of his own immigration policy, so you can fart out pretty much any ol’ idea and if it sounds “tough,” he’ll either play it safe by refusing to rule it out or he’ll casually endorse it amid a flurry of generalities about how we need to do “a lot of things.” You could ask him if we should use a catapult to send illegals back over the border to Mexico and he’d probably just say, “We need to be tougher. Our leaders aren’t tough.” He’s running a big-picture campaign, after all. If you want someone who’s going to bore you to death with the minutiae of military strategy in Syria or how we can improve immigration enforcement, talk to Rubio or Cruz. If you want someone who’s going to promise to kick the sh*t out of ISIS and deport all the illegals and bring the Chinese to their knees on trade without ever actually explaining how, you’ve got Trump. I think that maybe Trump understood the question about registering Muslims to refer to new entrants into the U.S., not Muslim-American citizens (whether the feds could single out people of one religion for special scrutiny even if they’re non-citizens would be an interesting legal question), but again, I don’t know if Trump approaches questions like this with that much attention to detail and distinction. I think his approach is, “What would the ‘tough,’ non-PC response be here? What’s the opposite of what Jeb Bush would say?” And that’s the answer he gives. The result may be ugly but in terms of pure political instinct, saying the opposite of what Jeb would say is pretty good advice in a national primary. Just look at the polls.
    In any event it is clear that all Republican candidates are referring to RADICAL Islam only. They are NOT equating ALL Muslims with terrorism! And that is something Democrats refuse to acknowledge. The Democrat Party’s inability to distinguish between Islam and Radical Islam is astonishing.

    Marco Rubio: “We are at war with radical Islam.”

    Jeb Bush: “Radical Islamic terrorism.”

    Donald Trump: “We do have a problem with radical Muslims.”

    Ben Carson: “Radical Islamic jihadists.”

    Ted Cruz: “Radical Islamic terrorism.”


  2. Ariel Leis November 21, 2015 10:00 am

    And by the way, the future Republican Presidential nominee and hopefully future President expressed the real conservative position:
    “I’m a big fan of Donald Trump’s but I’m not a fan of government registries of American citizens. The First Amendment protects religious liberty, I’ve spent the past several decades defending religious liberty.”- Ted Cruz

  3. Princess Leia November 21, 2015 11:06 pm

    Quite right, Professor! Facists is exactly what they are!

  4. Pragmatic Progressive November 22, 2015 12:46 pm

    From this news report:

    According to the U.S. State Department, the vast majority of those admitted are children, women and the sick and the elderly, while only 2% admitted to the States are “military age males” between 18 and 30. The mathematical odds of an ISIS terrorist getting into the States through the Syrian refugee program are therefore miniscule.

  5. Former Republican November 22, 2015 1:15 pm

    Thanks for that Pragmatic. Proves once again that Teapublicans are the Know-Nothing Party.

  6. Rustbelt Democrat November 23, 2015 1:15 pm

    Cruz defending religious liberty? Give me a break! When he says, he only wants to let in Christian refugees, he’s not defending religious liberty. He’s being intolerant and showing exclusiveness.

  7. Ariel Leis November 23, 2015 2:21 pm

    I hear the entire interview and it is clear that Trump was referring to an immigration database. But what all the fuss about? It’s the federal government who has a database on every American, with the IRS, NSA, TSA and Obamacare. So why wouldn’t we have a database for everybody who comes into this county – no matter what their race or religion is? I mean I hope we do! Aren’t we according to the Obama administration vetting the refugees? Is no this a very tough vetting process? If so, then where do you hold the information on all the refugees? Or does the government through away all the info it has from the so called vetting process?

  8. Pragmatic Progressive November 23, 2015 3:50 pm

    I’ve seen the interview with the NBC reporter and it’s very clear to me that Trump is NOT talking about an immigration database.

  9. Rational Lefty November 23, 2015 4:01 pm

    DAESH/ISIS is not representative of Islam, just as the KKK is not representative of Christianity.

  10. Ariel Leis November 23, 2015 4:52 pm

    Here’s a transcript of their exchange:
    MSNBC Democrat hack aka “Reporter”: Should there be a database or system that tracks Muslims in this country?
    Donald Trump: There should be a lot of systems. Beyond databases. I mean, we should have a lot of systems. And today you can do it. But right now we have to have a border, we have to have strength, we have to have a wall, and we cannot let what’s happening in this country happen any longer. (He’s talking here about building a wall)
    MSNBC Reporter: But that’s (what’s that? the wall or database) something your White House would want to implement?
    Trump: Oh, I would certainly implement that (the wall). Absolutely.
    MSNBC Reporter: What do you think the effect of that – how would that work?
    Trump: It would stop people from coming in illegally (confirms in his mind he is talking about the wall and illegal immigration not the refugees). We have to stop people from coming in to our country illegally.
    MSNBC Reporter: But specifically, how do you actually get them registered into a database?
    Trump: It would be just good management. What you have to do is good management procedures. And we can do that. (to someone else) That’s nice.
    MSNBC Reporter: Do you go to mosques and sign people up? Trump: Different places. You sign ‘em up at different, but it’s all about management. Our country has no management.
    MSNBC Reporter: Would they have to legally be in this database, would they be–
    Trump: They have to – they have to be. Let me just tell you: People can come to the country, but they have to come legally. Thank you very much. (again this is a book signing, he is signing books and clearly in his mind he is talking about illegal immigration no the refugees)
    This is a fascinating phenomenon — no matter how many times Donald Trump is asked if he supports a database for all Muslims in the U.S., Trump answers as if he’s been asked about a database for Syrian refugees — which the U.S. already has; all refugee applicant fingerprints are checked against FBI, DHS, and Department of Defense databases and kept on file — and affirms his support for “databases.”

  11. Former Republican November 23, 2015 6:03 pm

    First of all, the controversy was started by a Yahoo News reporter asking him about a database for Muslims. Trump said he wouldn’t rule that out. NBC News followed up about Trump’s answer to the Yahoo reporter.

    Now, he’s trying to walk it back: “I didn’t suggest a database–a reporter did.” — Donald Trump

    Trump really doesn’t get it. When you’re a candidate for President (and when you’re President), you are going to be asked lots of questions by reporters. It’s part of the job. And you need to either A) answer the question, or B) say “I don’t have an answer for that” if you don’t have an answer, or C) ignore the reporter and pretend you didn’t hear them.

    The thing is — if you don’t swiftly and decisively put down any outrageous proposition by a reporter (such as the idea of forcing all Muslims to register in a federal database) you are in danger of being seen as supporting the idea. And if you ignore reporters who are asking you questions, you are going to look stupid.

    Trump hasn’t grasped this yet. He’s not ready for the office he aspires to. He still thinks this is all just a television reality show that he can bend the way he wants to.

  12. Pragmatic Progressive November 23, 2015 6:05 pm

    If Trump thought the idea of a Muslim database with mandatory registration of American Muslims was repugnant, the correct answer is “no”. Or, “this is America — we don’t do that here.”

    Giving a response of “absolutely” and then whining that “it wasn’t my idea” is just childish.

  13. Ronald November 24, 2015 12:07 pm

    Of all places, Arizona, one of the most backward states in America, which has never given a damn about native Americans, anymore than Latinos. I wonder how much he was paid off to switch parties, but he is, clearly, clueless!

  14. Ariel Leis November 24, 2015 12:15 pm

    Gérard Araud, France’s Ambassador to the United States, said Sunday that joblessness is not a contributing factor to the terror waged by the Islamic State and other Islamic radicals.

    “It is not because you are unemployed that you are blowing yourself [up] in a theater,” Araud told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. “It is something which is much more particular – the problem is radical Islam, very, very obviously.” Also during the interview, Zakaria challenged Araud on the claim that the majority of those in French prisons are Muslim.

    “What about the issue that people have raised which is that France has an alienated and unassimilated Muslim population?” he asked Araud.

    “Most of them were actually not alienated in an economic sense,” Araud replied bluntly. “They had jobs.”

    The claim is that 70 percent of France’s prison population is Muslim, despite Muslims being just 7-8 percent of the country’s general population. Araud also debunked the notion on twitter.

    “No statistics about muslims in French prisons exist,” Araud tweeted Sunday morning. “Sorry but this figure of 70% has never been proven,” he said in another tweet.

  15. Ariel Leis November 24, 2015 12:26 pm

  16. Ariel Leis November 24, 2015 12:28 pm

    Ronald, why are you so hateful of your fellow Americans? I could say that your arrogance is amazing, but considering you are a leftist college professor it comes to no surprise to me. You just confirm the stereotype unfortunately.

  17. Ronald November 24, 2015 12:49 pm

    Ariel, I am NOT hateful, arrogant, and really am a Hubert Humphrey type liberal, not more than that, but if you cannot see the horrible civil rights record of Arizona toward native Americans and Latinos, you are either living in a parallel universe, or do not give a damn about those who are ethnically different from you,

    Your lecturing me is hilarious, but really, if you are so upset, take your right wing philosophy elsewhere!

  18. D November 25, 2015 4:56 pm

    All of this makes a statement about not only the Republican Party but also their voters.

  19. Ronald November 27, 2015 9:07 pm

    The anti abortion terrorists do not care about human life, and yet Republicans have no problem attacking Planned Parenthood.

    Expect, Pragmatic Progressive, for someone you and I have come to know, to come out of the woodwork, but my advice is do not react to his diatribes, which only gives him respectability he does not deserve!

    IF we ignore him, he will go away and become a troll somewhere else!

  20. Princess Leia November 27, 2015 10:18 pm

    I wish he would leave too but I think this one’s stubborn.

  21. Ronald November 27, 2015 10:26 pm

    Yes, Princess Leia, but if everyone ignores him, he will lose his purpose of promoting destruction, as all he wants is lots of attention, which should be denied to him!

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