Beinart: Donald Trump, Frank Gaffney, and the Looming Threat to American Muslims

Will Truman

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  1. notme says:

    I don’t recall the Trump admin trying to do anything to American muslims, do you? I guess this piece is just a warning of things to come?Report

    • trizzlor in reply to notme says:

      The initial travel ban applied to lawful permanent residents.

      Let’s imagine this scenario: candidate Obama runs on the position that Catholicism is incompatible with the US (as evidence he points to the various child sex scandals, the bones of babies being dug up in Irish churches, etc etc.); he repeatedly says “Catholics hate us” in debates; he promises a ban on Catholics travelling to/from the United States; once in office he issues – on a Friday afternoon – a travel ban from majority Catholic countries which applies immediately, with no guidance on how the ban is to be applied, and jets off to his Hawaiian summer home for the weekend; lawful permanent residents from Ireland are detained at airports for hours, not allowed to access lawyers or contact family, intimidated with threats of deportation; videos surface of Republican congressmen presenting customs officials with a court order to cease enforcement and being stonewalled.

      In this scenario, do you think congressional Republicans would wait for impeachment proceedings or just put Obama in the stocks that day?Report