November 16, 2015

Donald Trump made a stop on MSNBC's Morning Joe to fear monger about scary Muslims in New York mosques who might be radical. If he were President, he'd immediately step up surveillance on New York mosques, because Muslims are the new Commie pinkos of the 1950s.

DONALD TRUMP: Well, you're going to have to watch and study the mosques because a lot of talk is going on at the mosques. And from what I heard in the old days, meaning a while ago, we had great surveillance going on in and around mosques in New York City and I understand our mayor totally cut that out. He totally cut it out. And I don't know if you've brought that up and I'm not sure it a fact, but I heard that under the old regime, we had tremendous surveillance going on in and around the mosques of New York City. And right now, that's been totally cut out.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Donald Trump, the French are talking about that. Is this something you would consider doing as president?

TRUMP: Well, I would hate it do it but it's something that you're going to have to strongly consider because some of the ideas and some of the hatred, the absolute hatred, is coming from these areas and you know, in New York City as an example. We had a group of people from what I understand, that really knew what they were doing, that were really studying the situation and they're not doing that anymore.

He went on and on about the hatred, blah blah blah, and how we had to know what they were saying in those mosques.

But I wonder. Would he be as open to putting surveillance in some of the Christian churches around the country where hatred is spouted from the pulpit on a weekly basis?

I can give example after example after example of ways churches step into political discourse with hate speech. Many of them are ones we've documented here.

John Hagee is one of the worst.

Here's Franklin Graham telling everyone that President Obama is a dirty Muslim.

Let's not forget Kevin Swanson's ugly, hate-filled diatribe against gay people, just last week.

So if we're talking about hate in religious places, let's not pretend it's limited to mosques. For the past seven years, the hate I have been most afraid of comes out of fundamentalist, hate-filled places calling themselves churches.

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