Here comes the fascism.
According to reports the Trump team is making plans for a Muslim registry that would require a special registry for all immigrants from Muslim countries.
The plan to register Muslim immigrants is nothing new. While on the 2016 campaign trail Trump promised he would “absolutely” require Muslims to register.
Reuters reports Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a key member of Trump’s transition team, said the team is currently discussing the logistics of implementing a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries.
Kobach is reportedly being considered for the post of attorney general.
In another alarming development, a prominent supporter of Donald J. Trump cited Japanese-American internment camps as a “precedent” for a Muslim registry.
Carl Higbie, a former spokesman for Great America PAC, and a prominent Trump supporter, made the alarming comments in an appearance on “The Kelly File” on Fox News.
At one point Higbie said:
We’ve done it based on race, we’ve done it based on religion, we’ve done it based on region. We’ve done it with Iran back — back a while ago. We did it during World War II with Japanese.
You’re not proposing that we go back to the days of internment camps, I hope.
At another point in the interview a flabbergasted Kelly declared:
You can’t be citing Japanese internment camps for anything the president elect is going to do!
The Democratic National Committee was quick to condemn Trump’s plan for a “Muslim registry.” In a statement Democratic National Committee spokesman Mark Paustenbach said:
Donald Trump’s proposed ‘Muslim registry’ is nothing less than institutionalized discrimination and a brazen assault on freedom of religion.
The Trump team has clearly forgotten history and they’re already dooming their own chances of success by repeating the worst mistakes of the past. This is a shameful and dangerous start, and they will be held accountable.
Bottom line: Here comes the fascism.
Watch as Megyn Kelly scolds Trump Supporter: “You Can’t Be Citing Japanese Internment Camps as Precedent!”https://youtu.be/SkjCgb7K1ZQ