Donald Trump is just the mouthpiece for the racist, unpatriotic cowards lurking under their rocks all over the country, so it comes as no surprise that he would send out a press release today calling for the ban on all Muslims entering the country. Religious freedom? What religious freedom?
You read that right. To bolster his case, he's citing Frank Gaffney, the guy banned from CPAC for his hate speech against Muslims, and the guy whose group funds Pamela Geller's nonsense.
The Republican presidential frontrunner announced in a press release he wants a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."
Trump cited vague or outright false polling data he claims demonstrates "there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population." Among the bunk polls he cites is one from a group called the Center for Security Policy, which is led by Frank Gaffney Jr., who has been referred to as a "notorious Islamaphobe" by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Gaffney is "gripped by paranoid fantasies about Muslims destroying the West from within," including the belief they want to institute Shariah law, SPLC reports.
Trump echoes Gaffney almost word for word.
"Shariah authorizes such atrocities as murder against non-believers who won't convert, beheadings and more unthinkable acts that pose great harm to Americans, especially women," his campaign said.
According to Trump, all you need to do to know that all Muslims hate America is turn on your television.
"Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life."
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley tweeted this almost immediately:
That sums it up.
Another problem with Trump's plan: