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Donald Trump, who has spent the week embracing his inner Nazi, has officially been put in his place by a Muslim U.S. Marine.
Sergeant Tayyib Rashid, a veteran of the Marine Corps, took a special offense to the GOP presidential front-runner calling for Muslims to have to wear ID badges to track and identify their religion.
In perhaps one of the greatest mic drop moments of all time, Rashid tweeted, “I’m an American Muslim and I already carry a special ID badge. Where’s yours?” He finished the tweet off with his identification card for the armed forces.
— ProudAmericanMuslim (@MuslimMarine) November 19, 2015
Trump had reportedly dodged serving in the military as many as four times during the Vietnam War, citing the fact that he was in college. When he finished earning his degree, he was interestingly declared medically unfit to serve.
Following the Paris attacks, the GOP has spent the entire week lashing out at the entire Muslim population. Mosques have been vandalized, innocent people threatened, and the rhetoric by pundits and politicians has been frighteningly close to conversations we would have expected to hear in Nazi Germany.
In an email sounding frighteningly similar to Adolf Hitler’s “Final Solution,” State Senator Elaine Morgan suggested that Syrian refugees be placed in concentration camps. She wrote:
“If we need to take these people in we should set up [a] refugee camp to keep them segregated from our populous.” Morgan wrote in the email. “I think the protection of our US citizens and the United States of America should be the most important issue here.”
These politicians have conveniently overlooked the fact that those responsible for the attacks in Paris were European nationals and not refugees.
Islam is the second largest religion in the world, with 1.6 billion adherents, making up 23% of the world’s population. To generalize them all as terrorists and spew misplaced vitriol at the largely peaceful group of people, when most of the terrorists in our country are white males, is both offensive and sad.
Fear and hatred are apparently good for polls and ratings, and those selling it should be ashamed of themselves.
Author: Cassandra Fairbanks