Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Trump demands purity of thought
If you wish to immigrate into a Trumpian United States you had better be able to pass his proposed test to guarantee that you think the proper thoughts.
An ideological purity test to screen out immigrants with sympathies toward radical Islam has been proposed by Donald Trump in a sharp escalation of what he claimed is a religious war with the west.This idea from a man who daily pews ideas completely at odds with all that America is supposed to stand for will probably thrill his base and hopefully appall the rest of the voting public.
In a speech intended to refine his policies for combating Islamic State, the Republican presidential candidate insisted that such measures were necessary to stop its spread.
“We cannot let this evil continue,” Trump told a rally of supporters in Ohio. “Nor can we let the hateful ideology of radical Islam ... be allowed to spread within our own countries.”
The foreign policy address was billed by campaign officials as a return to a more presidential style from a candidate who has been buffeted in recent days by collapsing poll numbers.
But instead of softening his previously blunt language calling for an outright ban on Muslim immigration, Trump used the speech to emphasise what he claimed was a epoch-defining ideological struggle.
“Today we begin a conversation about how to make America safe again,” said the candidate as he compared the threat from radical Islamic terrorism to that of “Nazism” and communism and claimed it was a responsible for an attack outside the Middle East “war zone” every 84 hours this summer.
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