The history of America is one in which each new immigrant group has encountered hatred and bigotry from those who arrived earlier in history. The usual complaints was that newcomers were dirty, criminals, took away jobs and never could be trusted. In the 19th century a political party– The No Nothings- wanted a halt to immigration of Catholics, they wanted Catholics subjected to different requirements in order to vote, and they engaged in attacks on Catholics. Swedes, Hungarians, Russians, you name them, they all were potential enemies of the state. So, the current fear and hatred of Muslims is simply one piece in the fabric of American life.
Donald Trump wants ID cards for Muslims.He wants to close down mosques. Of course, the Nazi regime DID have ID cards for Jews, and they DID close down synagogues. Of course, they also DID murder six million Jews. One must admire Donald because he does not want to murder Muslims. Talk about a man with compassion in his heart!
Nihad Awad is head of the Council on American-Islamic relations. His comment on the words of Carson and Trump. “This is beyond terrifying, any student of history knows what special IDs did in Europe. In 20 years I have never heard such intolerance and hatred from political leaders in this society.”
Sorry, you have never lived with such a group of small minded, ignorant, and hateful political people seeking to become a leader. They have no idea as to what leading a nation is all about. OH,yes they do–HATE, HATE, HATE!