In November last year, President-elect Donald Trump was asked if he would require Muslims to register in a database, he replied:
“Oh, I would certainly implement that, absolutely.”
Recently, Carl Higbie, a prominent Trump supporter, used the World War II-era Japanese-American internment camps as a precedent and told Fox News: “We’ve done it based on race, we’ve done it based on religion, we’ve done it based on region.”
However, the Trump campaign have recently said that such a register was ‘never advocated’.
Now non-Muslims have come out in solidarity with their fellow Muslim Americans saying that they will register as Muslims if such a register were to be introduced.
The Jewish (ADL), which campaigns against anti-Semitism and other bigotry, said Friday that he would register as a Muslim if Donald Trump establishes a database of Muslims in America.
Jonathan Greenblatt, the director of the Anti-Defamation League told AFP,
“The day they create a registry for Muslims is the day that I register as a Muslim because of my Jewish faith, because of my commitment to our core American values, because I want this country to be as great as it always has been,”
Comedian Trevor Noah who presents The Daily Show said,
Others took to Twitter to say that they will register as Muslims too using the hashtag #RegisterAsMuslim.
Andrew tweeted that he would not allow racism and anti-Muslim prejudice in the country:
Dale Shaver said it was unconstitutional and that he would register as Muslim and urged others to do so too:
New York Times bestselling author tweeted:
Father Thomas said he was in too:
Christine drew parallels with history:
Martin thought that it was a moral obligation:
There have been many more tweets with people saying they will register themselves as Muslims if such a register were to be introduced:
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