The shocking truth about Muslims in America

8 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Huffington Post’ no longer considers Trump entertaining.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid fear of terrorism, the Republican candidates for president for months have escalated their rhetoric about the place of Muslims in the United States.

Muslim Americans are pleading with Donald Trump to stop encouraging violence in demanding a “complete” halt to Muslim immigration after a New York shopkeeper was beaten in a possible hate crime. I’ve introduced legislation in the Senate that would put in place a three-year moratorium on refugees coming from countries where ISIS or al-Qaida control a substantial amount of territory. Trump’s proposed ban would apply to immigrants and visitors alike, a sweeping prohibition affecting all adherents of a religion practiced by more than a billion people worldwide.

After Trump announced his candidacy, The Huffington Post announced it would cover his campaign, which it called a “sideshow,” as part of its entertainment section. “If you are interested in what The Donald has to say, you’ll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette,” the website’s editorial director and Washington bureau chief wrote. Republican presidential frontrunner Trump’s inflammatory call is part of what activists have described as an unprecedented anti-Muslim backlash following the Paris attacks and the shooting in California by a couple believed to have turned extremist. “He’s giving the right to people to hurt us,” said Ahmed Shedeed, who moved to the United States from Egypt in 1980 with a degree in agricultural engineering and today runs a travel agency. “I’m asking him, I’m begging him. Trump’s comments – which follow the San Bernardino shooting in which 14 people were killed – have been denounced by other presidential candidates and by people across the world. And the reason is that’s where the threat is coming from.” “There are folks in this race who don’t care about what the law says because they’re used to being able to just fire people indiscriminately on television. He said in a statement such a ban should stand “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” “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,” he said.

Well, after Trump called for the “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” the publication’s founder and editor-in-chief decided the joke had run its course. So, they don’t have to worry about what laws say or not say.” “Everyone visiting our country should register and be monitored during their stay as is done in many countries. At an evening rally in South Carolina, Trump supporters cheered and shouted in support as he read his statement and warned that without drastic action, “it’s going to get worse and worse, you’re going to have more World Trade Centers.” Since the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more, a number of Republican presidential contenders have proposed restrictions on Syrian refugees — with several suggesting preference for Christians seeking asylum — and tighter surveillance in the U.S. Huffington writes that his “vicious” statement shows that his campaign has “morphed into something else: an ugly and dangerous force in American politics.” Trump, aided by the media, has doubled down on the cruelty and know-nothingness that defined his campaign’s early days, the ‘can you believe he said that?’ novelty has curdled and congealed into something repellent and threatening — laying bare a disturbing aspect of American politics. “So if Trump’s words and actions are racist, we’ll call them racist.

I do not and would not advocate being selective on one’s religion.” I think this whole notion that we can just say no more Muslims, and just ban a whole religion goes against everything we stand for and believe in. South Carolina Republican Chairman Matt Moore, whose state is third on the primary voting calendar, said that “as a conservative who truly cares about religious liberty, Donald Trump’s bad idea and rhetoric send a shiver down my spine.” The nearly unanimous condemnation from fellow Republicans, Democrats and legal and immigration experts showed no sign of affecting Trump. They talk about women wearing the hijab being spat on, a Muslim taxi driver being shot in the back on Thanksgiving and a pig’s head found outside a Philadelphia mosque. In an interview on Fox News, Trump said Muslim members of the U.S. armed forces would “come home” and that his plan would “not apply to people living in the country.” In the late 1800s, Congress passed legislation broadly aimed at halting Chinese immigration.

Shariah authorizes such atrocities as murder against non-believers who won’t convert, beheadings and more unthinkable acts that pose great harm to Americans, especially women. ‘Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. American exceptionalism means always defending our inalienable rights, not attacking them when it’s politically convenient.” “There are some issues that transcend politics. Trump’s proposal comes a day after President Barack Obama spoke to the nation from the Oval Office about the shootings in San Bernardino, California, which Obama said was “an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people.” The FBI said Monday the Muslim couple who carried out the massacre had been radicalized and had taken target practice at area gun ranges, in one case within days of the attack last week that killed 14 people.

Donald Trump sounds more like a leader of a lynch mob than a great nation like ours,” CAIR executive director Nihad Awad told a news conference in Washington, DC. Trump’s comments Monday came as his lead in preference polls in Iowa, the state that kicks off the nominating contest, appeared to be challenged by Texas Sen. Although data is hard to pin down, the Muslim American community is drawn largely from immigrants, many of whom have prospered since leaving Asia and the Middle East in search of a better life. Shedeed said the speech made him proud to be American after Trump insisted so bitterly, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary that Arab Americans in Jersey City celebrated the 9/11 attacks.

A 2014 Pew Research Center poll showed Republicans view Muslims more negatively than they do any other religious group, and significantly worse than do Democrats. He said the man came in at Saturday lunchtime and glared intently at a stack of newspapers showing the face of the female shooter in California before saying: ‘hey buddy everything is free in this store?” He beat him in the face and head, cut his lip, kicked him in the ribs and dislocated his left hand, requiring hospital treatment and leaving him in pain. Just outside the New Jersey town of Hackensack, mother of four Najiba Saleh says she also has lived in America for 30 years and also for the first time worries about safety.

It shouldn’t be religion-related, but unfortunately it is religion-related.” “Demagogues throughout our history have attempted to divide us based on race, gender, sexual orientation or country of origin. And Carson compared handling refugees fleeing Syria’s intractable civil war to dealing with “rabid dogs.” After Trump said he wanted surveillance of “certain mosques” and would considering shutting down some of those houses of worship, Florida Sen. But for some Republicans, the most pressing challenge isn’t keeping Trump from negatively branding Republicans in the general election — it’s making sure he’s not the candidate representing the party in next November’s White House race. “So far, every boundary he has pushed has worked out for him,” said Ari Fleischer, who served as White House press secretary for former President George W.

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