Young Turks’ Suggestion for Defeating Trump’s Muslim Registry

This is a very short piece – less than a minute – from The Young Turks, where they talk about a suggestion from one of their viewers for defeating Trump’s proposed Muslim registry. The viewer recommends that everyone should register themselves as Muslim to overload the system. Cenk Uygur calls it ‘the I-am-Spartacus movement’, after that scene in the classic movie where the Romans ask the defeated slaves which one of them is Spartacus, and they all reply ‘I’m Spartacus’.

I’ve got my doubts about such a strategy, as I’m afraid some hardline Muslim organisations would see this not as a gesture of toleration and solidarity, but as an opportunity for mass conversion. But it remains a viable strategy to attacking this section of Trump’s own bigoted, racist and xenophobic agenda.

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4 Responses to “Young Turks’ Suggestion for Defeating Trump’s Muslim Registry”

  1. joanna Says:

    Would it work the other way around? Where no one puts down that they are Muslim, I know it would be a lie, but it would be, a Right Wrong, if you get my meaning?

  2. joanna Says:

    I meant where people put that they are Not Muslim!!

    • Beastrabban Says:

      Hi Jo – I think that if Trump rolls out this wretched registry, many people of Muslim background might be tempted to put ‘No’, as a way of avoiding possible future persecution. That might work for some, but not all. I think the whole idea of registering Muslims needs to be killed stone-dead through mass demonstrations and protests, actions by civil liberties groups and so on.

  3. 61chrissterry Says:

    Reblogged this on 61chrissterry and commented:
    This is one step from internment camps and then what.Are there any similarities with Hitler and if there is the camps were not only for Jews, but for anyother race and individuals whom Hitler and his supporters deamed to be not one of them.

    So anyone in the US should think very closely about what may be to occur or even occuring for much can be done in 4 years, which is just short of the period of Hitlers reign.

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