A Muslim veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps posted his military ID on Twitter with the words, “I’m an American Muslim and I already carry a special ID badge. Where’s yours?” in response to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s refusal to rule out placing U.S. Muslims in a database.
Sergeant Tayyib Rashid posted the tweet soon after Trump stated he would require Muslims in the U.S. to be tracked by the federal government.
Rashid’s comments were in reference to Trump’s lack of military service and that he deferred his draft call-up four times during the Vietnam War due to being in college, and later for being declared medically unfit.
— Tayyib M. Rashid (@MuslimMarine) November 19, 2015
The former reality television star and beauty pageant runner joined the ranks of mostly-conservative politicians who reacted to last week’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris by acting out against the Muslim population at large. The Republican-led House this week passed a bill intensifying screenings of Syrian refugees — which President Obama has threatened to veto.
Trump’s vow to identify and track American Muslims drew comparisons to Nazis forcing Jewish citizens to wear badges on their clothing identifying them. A Rhode Island Republican took things a step further this week when she said Syrian refugees should be rounded up and placed in camps — a sentiment echoed by other GOP colleagues.
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