Donald Trump supports government database of U.S. Muslims

Here’s what follows Trump’s registration plan

Donald Trump said Thursday he wouldn’t rule out warrantless searches or creating a mandatory database as part of increased surveillance of American Muslims.

“I would certainly implement that. Absolutely,” Trump told an NBC News reporter between campaign events in Newton, Iowa.

He said Muslims would be signed up at “different places,” adding: “It’s all about management.”…

Asked whether registering would be mandatory, Trump said, “They have to be.”…

While some of his rivals have been chastised by the President for suggesting that Christian Syrian refugees be given preference over Muslims, Trump has gone further in his rhetoric, advocating new restrictions on civil liberties and enhanced surveillance activities, including inside mosques.

He said earlier this week that the country was “going to have no choice” but to close certain mosques because blah, blah, blah…

The first reference to the database idea came in an interview with Yahoo News published earlier Thursday in which the billionaire real estate mogul did not reject the idea of requiring Muslims to register in a database or giving them special identification cards noting their religion.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement Thursday condemning Trump for what the group described as “Islamophobic and unconstitutional” comments targeting American Muslims and Syrian refugees…

I thought I was joking in the past when I said I expected the Tea Party – sooner or later – to start showing up for rallies wearing Brown Shirts like Ernst Röhm’s Sturmabteilung

I didn’t realize it would be Donald Trump passing out the armbands.

7 thoughts on “Donald Trump supports government database of U.S. Muslims

  1. keaneo says:

    I’m not surprised at all. No doubt the armband won’t be especially original either. Nothing he does is.

    Good old-fashioned fascism.

  2. Just another Niemöller says:

    Never forget —

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

  3. Meanwhile says:

    A Duke University study from 2014 noted that, since 9/11, no fewer than 54 jihadist terror suspects or perpetrators came to authorities’ attention as a result of initial tips from members of America’s 3.3 million Muslim citizens. Muslim informants fingered more terror suspects than bulk data-collection did in the same period of time. Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency between 2005 and 2014, boasted that mass surveillance had prevented around 10 terror plots.

    • Islamophobia Inc. says:

      “Anti-Muslim activists in the United States were operating in a “post-truth era” and putting out “alternative facts” long before those phrases entered the language. For the last decade they have been spreading provable falsehoods through their well-organized network of publications and websites.
      A major theme of those falsehoods is telling the U.S. public that Islam is inherently dangerous and that American Muslims, even if they do not embrace extremist religious beliefs or violent actions, are still a threat to national security. To back up that conclusion, the well-funded Islamophobia publicity machine incessantly repeats two specific assertions…”

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