Friday, November 20, 2015

The American Jewish Committee And The Anti-Defamation League Denounce Trump, Carson And Cruz "Un-American" Statements

The AJC and The ADL denounce Trump, Carson And Cruz "un-American"statements
The American Jewish Committee as well as the Anti-Defamation League has denounced Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s latest proposal to create a "database" and "religious ID" for all Muslim Americans living in the United States. 

During a campaign stop in Iowa, Trump told an NBC reporter he would “certainly implement” a registry forcing Muslims to “sign up at different places” and make themselves known. 

According to a report by the New York Times, asked later how such a database would be different from Jews having to register in Nazi Germany, the republican front-runner repeatedly said, “You tell me,” before nonchalantly walking away. 

The American Jewish Committee issued a statement calling Trump’s  idea “outrageous” and “un-American.

AJC Executive Director David Harris said...

Singling out any ethnic or faith group to register with the government is morally repugnant, not to mention unconstitutional. What Mr. Trump proposes, in this case targeting all Muslims, is a horror movie that we Jews are quite familiar with.” Harris added that such a move can “easily lead to heightened discrimination, persecution, and scapegoating. And, in the United States, there is no place for this kind of divisive, hateful rhetoric.

The Anti-Defamation League joined the opposition in a statement and called Trump’s claim “deeply troubling” and “reminiscent of darker days in American history.

The ADL said in a statement Friday...
Such a proposal is not only inimical to our cherished civil liberties, but it also wildly misses the goal of finding a rational balance between civil liberties and the security measures necessary to protect those liberties.

The ADL also criticized Republican presidential hopefuls Senator Ted Cruz for recently making “regrettable’ statements saying that the US should only take in Christian refugees, and Ben Carson, for Syrian refugees to “rabid dogs” saying…

It is also regrettable that some prominent candidates, including Ted Cruz and Ben Carson, have also made remarks crossing the line into scapegoating Syrian refugees. They are playing to our basest instincts.

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