Republican presidential candidate and frontrunner Donald Trump has just crossed the line from his usual rhetoric into full blown Nazism.
It all happened during a comment Trump made Thursday morning about Muslim immigrants and Syrian refugees.
Disturbingly, Trump refused to rule out a government requirement for Muslims to carry special identification cards or patches that would identify them by their faith.
These comments directly parallel what the Nazi Third Reich required of Jews and other minority groups. With respect to Jews under the control of the Reich, people were infamously forced to wear yellow “Star of David” badges that said the word “Jew” in the languages of the nations under Nazi control.
“We’re going to have to do things that we never did before,” Trump said in an interview with Yahoo News. “Some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule.”
Historians of the Third Reich and Nazi Holocaust say that these methods of government control paved the way for the acceptance of the Nazi Holocaust by German citizens.
“The German government’s policy of forcing Jews to wear identifying badges was but one of many psychological tactics aimed at isolating and dehumanizing the Jews of Europe, directly marking them as being different (i.e., inferior) to everyone else,” the Holocaust Center says. “It allowed for the easier facilitation of their separation from society and subsequent ghettoization, which ultimately led to the deportation and murder of 6 million Jews.”
Trump additionally said that there should be increased surveillance of all mosques, and that they should be shut down if they are suspected of being critical government in any way – even if no crime has been committed. He acknowledged in the past that he “isn’t certain” whether or not that is legal for the government to do.
That apparently did not bother him.
“Certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy,” Trump suggested. “We’re going to have to do things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago.”
“We’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely,” Trump continued. “We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, very carefully.”
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(Article by M. David; Reagan Ali and Abu Hussein)