(CNN)Shocked by Donald Trump’s call for the creation of a national database to register all Muslims living in the country to prevent terrorism, one U.S. marine came up with the perfect comeback.
Tayyib Rashid, who describes himself as an “Ahmadi Muslim—Marine—American—Dad—Husband” on his Twitter account, wrote to the 2016 presidential hopeful: “Hey @realDonaldTrump, I’m an American Muslim and I already carry a special ID badge. Where’s yours?”
His response was retweeted over 33,000 times. A barrage of posts soon followed from fellow service men and women with the hashtag #MuslimID.
Healthcare professionals, humanitarians and a police sheriff were among the many who followed suit, posting their IDs.
While some women poked fun at the idea of the hijab not being an obvious identifier enough.
Although these comments suggest the Muslim American community taking it in stride, Trump’s irresponsible remarks drew comparisons to the Nazis requiring Jews to wear a gold Star of David on their clothes.
“I would certainly implement that. Absolutely,” Trump said, when asked about tracking Muslims in America. “There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases.”.