Muslims in America

Man Asks Trump: ‘When Can We Get Rid’ Of All The Muslims In America? His Answer Was Horrifying.



For several months, Donald Trump has campaigned for president by largely ignoring traditional notions of decency. Thursday night, however, things reached a new low.

At a Trump campaign rally in Rochester, New Hampshire a man in a “Trump” shirt took the microphone and said, “We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims.”

“We know our current President is one,” he added. “You know he’s not even an American.”

“We need this question,” Trump replied, smiling.

Then things turned even darker, as the man discussed his beliefs that Muslims were in training camps plotting to kill.

“That’s my question. When can we get rid of ‘em?” the man said.

Trump was unfazed at the casual suggestion of cultural genocide. “We are going to be looking at a lot of different things. A lot of people saying that,” Trump said.

Notably, Trump did not correct or object to the man’s false characterization of Obama as a Muslim.

Trump also did not dispute the man’s contention that Obama was not an American. Trump has been one of the most prominent “birthers,” insisting that Obama’s birth certificate from Hawaii was faked.

In 2008, a woman at a John McCain event insisted that Obama was “an Arab.” “No ma’am,” McCain replied. “He’s a decent, family man, citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues.”

Trump currently leads the GOP field by 10 points.

UPDATE SEP 17, 2015 9:17 PM

Trump responds to the growing controversy:

UPDATE SEP 17, 2015 9:17 PM

Trump’s campaign manager made another effort to explain his remarks:

30 Days in Muslim America: (Photos)

Boing Boing:

Our Ramadan road trip this year drew much interest from big media, thanks to the “Ground Zero Mosque controversy” and Terry Jones’ Quran-burning fiasco. It was unsettling to sit through interview after interview, fielding questions about mosque construction and the state of the American Muslim community. Every TV interview eventually veered into “Islam on trial” territory, and we were the ones defending it. Aman and I became Ambassador Muslim. It sucked.

But I’ll miss every other part of our 30-day adventure. It’s been two weeks since we’ve been back and already I miss the road, the people we met, and the America I experienced.

The following photos come from our month-long road trip through Muslim America. I’ve selected a special assortment of images for Boing Boing, and am honored to share these photos with you.

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What have the Muslims ever done for America?

A question that should be explored so that the historically challenged can get a clue:

The BigotBasher

Screw the right wing thugs being wheeled out as talking heads on tv objecting to Cordoba House as a “Ground Zero Mosque”. And especially  screw that ignoramus Larry Johnson, whose “security knowledge” CNN draws on all so often has to be questioned when he asks a question so stupid it could have come from Life of Brian.

Nice to see that in his desire to extract $$$s from wingnuts he has back a poster he had previously banned, who admitted she was interviewed by the Secret Service for making death threats against the President– doing pretty much the same again – making very similar comments  about the same President.

Let’s get some basics. For a start it is not a mosque and it is not on “Ground Zero”.

Here is the map of where it is:


So because the President said this:-

Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality … a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country

Right wingers want to go all John Cleese on Muslims.


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