“We must defeat Islamic terrorism & have surveillance, including a watch list, to protect America. We’re going to

have to — we’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely. We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re

going to have to look very, very carefully.”

–Donald Trump, 2015.

Donald Trump’s words on detailing the revolting measures he’s open to imposing on Muslim-Americans should send a shudder down our spine. Shockingly, Trump has said that he would consider requiring Muslim-Americans to register with a government database, or worse, mandating that they carry special identification cards that note their faith. The reaction to this idea, fairly or unfairly, by many on social media, was to accuse Trump of wanting to mimic laws that Nazis had imposed on Jews, including requiring them to wear a gold Star of David on their clothes.

After Trump confirmed that he would set up a database for Muslim-Americans, an NBC reporter asked him point blank: “Is there a difference between requiring Muslims to register and Jews in Nazi Germany?” A clearly annoyed Trump at first refused to respond, but then told the reporter, “You tell me,” and walked away.

Discrimination and racism against Muslims cannot be clearer. We are living in an era where such men do have the authority to mold minds against a specific cause- in this case outright hatred towards Muslims living in America.