Even after this past season of one social/political surprise after another, I am stunned by the very idea of a religious registry such as Donald Trump is suggesting for Muslim individuals in the United States.
The very idea is an affront to a country built by people fleeing religious persecution.
Labeling groups is done to isolate, intimidate, and stigmatize people to make them easy to control, and, more ominously, serve as targets for the discontent and anger of the general populace. We evidently need to remind people about the Japanese internment camps in the U.S., and the Nazi Germany concentration/death camps during World War II
Please discuss this with your friends and neighbors, and use the link below to urge your representative to support legislation introduced by Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA) to prohibit the creation of such a registry based on religious affiliation.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)’s Midwest Regional Director, Brant Rose, published the following article: Act Now to Resist a Repeat of Past Injustices.