Source: The Daily Beast
Donald Trump is poised to turn his hate-filled and bigoted campaign rhetoric about Muslims into policy. The man who despicably declared that “Islam hates us,” lied that “thousands” of Muslims cheered in New Jersey on 9/11 and claimed despite facts actually proving the opposite that American Muslims are hiding terrorists in our midst, per media reports will soon be banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States as well as barring Syrian and other refugees.
Given that during the campaign Trump released a statement – that to this day is still on his campaign’s website—titled, “Donald J. Trump statement on preventing Muslim immigration,” it’s fair to assume this is just step one on the path to a complete ban on Muslims.
To be honest, the idea of banning Muslims was nothing new. I had seen the same from numerous anti-Muslim bigots on social media in the past. What was stunning was that the front-runner for the GOP nomination would regurgitate it and a large percent of GOP primary voters would support it.ž