Donald Trump wants Muslims to be 'registered'. What next? Yellow stars on their coats?

@boiboing (12524)
Northampton, England
November 20, 2015 10:03am CST
With absolutely NO apologies to the vocal minority who don't think 'foreigners' are allowed an opinion about American issues, I have to say the latest comments by Donald Trump are getting seriously scary. I was just watching footage of him saying he wants all Muslims to be 'registered' and monitored. Hell, in the UK, that's how we treat convicted SEX OFFENDERS not law abiding, legally present citizens of our country. The interviewer asks him, how's that different from the Hitler demanding the registration of Jews in Nazi Germany. What next? Yellow stars (or yellow crescents) sewn onto their coats so everybody can see who they are? Come on, Donald. I know that history teaches us that it teaches us nothing but what planet do you live on that you think ideas like that are acceptable? Did you ever consider that maybe the tiny minority of BAD Muslims might not sign your register? Might pretend they're 'Italians' like the two Iraqis who used to run my favourite restaurant? Personally I'm all for registering really stupid and bigoted people. We'll put them on a list and make them wear a symbol on their clothes so the rest of us can see how dangerous they are. I'm thinking that symbol might be a little Donald Trump. Take a look if you don't believe me. I particularly would like someone to tell Mr T that the response to polite questions should not be "You tell me. You tell me".
Donald Trump "would certainly implement" a database system tracking Muslims in the United States, the Republican front-runner told NBC News.
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@LadyDuck (118253)
• Switzerland
20 Nov 15
I have read yesterday about this and I agree that it's pretty scary. Now are the Muslims, tomorrow the gays and lesbian, then all the non white... this reminds someone.
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
20 Nov 15
I think that's what most of us are thinking.
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@msiduri (5841)
• United States
20 Nov 15
It doesn't even have to get that far to be scary. Registering Muslims or any religious group is so illegal Trump is showing his hindquarters, so to speak. He can't be arrested for saying it, and since he has no power to enforce it, it will come to nothing. The best outcome—I'm hoping for—is that people will start ignoring him.
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@gudheart (12804)
20 Nov 15
Hitler for the new generation :( Very very scary.
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@esfes025 (437)
• Elkhart, Indiana
20 Nov 15
There is something seriously wrong with the USA if this guy gets elected.
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• United States
21 Nov 15
He will not be nominated. This is all a misdirect. He does not want to be President.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
21 Nov 15
@ElizabethWallace Maybe he will fizzle out like last time. It is publicity for him.
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• United States
21 Nov 15
@cindiowens Yes, and is helping his friends the Clintons by distracting from the real candidates.
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@amadeo (46043)
• United States
20 Nov 15
I still cannot believe that he is still leading?
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
20 Nov 15
I keep waiting for the punch line. It never seems to come.
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@UncleJoe (8069)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
20 Nov 15
In defense of Mr. Trump, I have nothing to say. You can like somebody, but not everything they say and do.
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
21 Nov 15
Thank you. It's hard to find a candidate you could agree with on everything.
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@gudheart (12804)
20 Nov 15
That is is really worrying. Acts of the very few Muslims does not mean they are all evil. It is really scary to think how much hate and racism will increase across the world.
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
21 Nov 15
I also wonder how anyone who clearly despises foreigners could travel the world and represent the country.
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• United States
21 Nov 15
@boiboing He doesn't despise foreigners, he doesn't like illegal immigration, I don't mind if people from other countries come here, if they come here legally.
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@WorDazza (8402)
• Manchester, England
20 Nov 15
Great minds and all that!! That's all I'm saying as i don't believe I'm allowed to promote my own discussions
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
20 Nov 15
You don't need to. You know I read everything you post.
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@slund2041 (3495)
• United States
20 Nov 15
I think Donal Trump is scary himself. I would never want him to become President and run this country for heaven sake.
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@Drosophila (16862)
• Ireland
21 Nov 15
I do think this is hilarious! I believe his epic "think tank" is malfunctioning. He could have achieved the same result, if he just ask ALL citizens of USA to register... He probably has a better chance of success on that front too and less controversy.
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
21 Nov 15
I don't know if you watched the clip but he seems more concerned with finding out whose pen he's using than with answering questions about his ideas.
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@Drosophila (16862)
• Ireland
21 Nov 15
@boiboing Aye.. but then it's a well known secret that candidates don't come up with ideas.. their army of smart people do. One has to wonder, what sort of "smart" people fails to anticipate obvious questions and come up with answers. He should fire his campaign manager for sure.
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
21 Nov 15
@Drosophila More stink tank than think tank then.
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@Rollo1 (16681)
• Boston, Massachusetts
20 Nov 15
Well, of course, the Constitution would prevent him from taking any such action. But now and then, Presidents take un-Constitutional steps and get away with it. Like FDR and his internment of millions of Japanese-American citizens during WWII. After he did it, the Supreme Court ruled he could just because no one wanted to charge FDR with a crime (which it was). But that does leave some legal precedent out there. Still, This is all bluff and bluster. He can't do half of what he says he intends to do.
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
20 Nov 15
God bless the Constitution! I'd hope that common sense would prevent it too but sadly that doesn't seem so reassuring.
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• United States
21 Nov 15
Maybe stupid people like the carnival barker should wear big blond bangs combed and sprayed until they look like straw.
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@troyburns (1478)
• New Zealand
20 Nov 15
Never mind the Constitution.It's well and truly time to start invoking Godwin's Law. Let's stop comparing things to Nazi Germany and start thinking about them entirely in a contemporary context.
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• Lucknow, India
20 Nov 15
Ask him to do something to stop the inner moles of the country which allow such pests to creep up and then destroy the name of the whole religious committee
@Vivenda (609)
• Portsmouth, England
20 Nov 15
I was absolutely horrified when I heard this one! Even our Nigel Farage doesn't quite go to those lengths!
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
20 Nov 15
I have to say that poor Nigel is looking almost human when judged against Donald.
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• Preston, England
21 Nov 15
@Vivenda I think Farage would given half the chance
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
21 Nov 15
@arthurchappell true. The difference is that Farage has been media-trained and knows to keep his less palatable ideas to himself.
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@funtool (251)
• Sargodha, Pakistan
21 Nov 15
It makes me believe that extremists are everywhere. People like Donald trump and Ben Carson are racists who are a slap on the face of broad minded American nation
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
21 Nov 15
There is nothing more disturbing than an extremist trying to take the moral highground about other extremists.
@funtool (251)
• Sargodha, Pakistan
21 Nov 15
@boiboing please explain it a little, I am not getting your point
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
21 Nov 15
@funtool Sorry about that. I would consider Trump to be an extremist in his views. I'm saying that some of the most anti-Islamic rhetoric comes from people who are extreme in their OWN views but cannot see that they are just like the people they condemn.
@msiduri (5841)
• United States
20 Nov 15
It's Democratic conspiracy, dontcha know. This is not the first time I've found his words repugnant. I believe the reason people flocking to him is that they're tired of the political process, the same old crap. Donald Trump represents a new form of crap. But time and again, he's shown himself ignorant (in the straightforward sense that he doesn't know anything) of so many issues: foreign policy, economics are the two biggies. This apparently shows he doesn't have a clue as to the Constitution. I'm shocked, ma'am, yes shocked.
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
20 Nov 15
I'm so glad that MyLot haven't banned the word Crap as you've found such a good use for it. Thanks
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@msiduri (5841)
• United States
20 Nov 15
@boiboing I'd have to rely on my extensive Latin and bring out sterus tauri then. *S*
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@zebra2222 (4897)
• United States
21 Nov 15
It was just another sample of Donald Trump's prejudices. He is an egotistical bigot.
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
21 Nov 15
I don't think I need to add anything to that. Well summarised.
@jstory07 (56969)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Nov 15
He is starting to come up with really weird things.
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• Canada
21 Nov 15
You tell 'im, @boiboing! I like your idea of making them wear little Donalds.
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
21 Nov 15
I get distracted when trump talks, or does anything....that hair!
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• Preston, England
20 Nov 15
that is a scary and unacceptable demand he is making
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