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Non-Muslim Americans Say They Will Register As Muslims if a Muslim Register Was Introduced

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,

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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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