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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Donald Trump wants Muslims to register

After the Paris attacks, Republican candidate Donald Trump wants Muslims to register.  "I would certainly implement that, absolutely" he said.  "It would just be good's all about management."

He also wants surveillance inside mosques and said the country had no choice but to close certain mosques.  "Really bad things are happening and they are happening fast - we are going to have to do things we have never done before."

His running mate Jeb Bush was appalled.  "The idea is abhorrent, it's just wrong, it's manipulating people's angst and their fears, that's not strength, that's weakness" he said.

Naturally, Ibrihim Hooper from the Council of the American-Islam Relations was also appalled.  "What else can you compare this to except pre-war Nazi Germany?"

Ben Carson, neurosurgeon

Trump's rival, Ben Carson is taking a similar stand on Muslims.  "If there's a rabid dog running around in your neighbourhood, you're probably not going to assume something good about that dog" he said in Alabama.  "It doesn't mean you hate all dogs, but you are putting your intellect into motion."

He went on "I think we should have a database on everyone who comes into this country and hopefully, we already have a database on every citizen who is already here, and if we don't, we are doing a very poor job."

But it's Trump who has re-taken the lead in the GOP race and Carson has fallen eight points in the latest poll, so it's obvious he's saying what Americans want to hear.

"One of the things I see in this country is a lot of people have lost hope, they've lost their spirit, they've lost their their mojo, you know, to go to the community college" he said.  "We can talk economics, we can talk everything, but we have to give people back their spirit, we have to give people hope."

Religious groups today have compared Trump's comments on creating a Muslim registry to Hitler's policies in Germany in the lead up to WWII.

So does this mean that there's now a good chance there will be a third Bush in the White House?

It couldn't happen........could it?