Donald Trump's Nazi-Style Ban On Muslims Isn't Surprising At All

Yet again, the Republican presidential frontrunner has set off a scorching round of criticism with his Nazi-esque immigration plans for the country.

The Republican presidential hopeful — for the umpteenth time this year  prompted controversy after calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," following terror attacks by Islamic extremists in California and France.

His ban also applies to tourists as well as American-Muslims currently abroad.

Yet again, for the second time in just three weeks, he cited outright false statistics from a think-tank headed by “one of America’s most notorious Islamaphobes.”

"Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension," Trump said in a statement emailed to reporters on Monday. "Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life," he continued.

In fact, it was just last month, the media mogul suggested that he would "certainly implement" a database system for tracking Muslims in the U.S.  an idea glaringly reminiscent of the prelude to the Holocaust.

However, by calling for a complete travel ban on Muslims, Trump has gone too far for many. Here are responses from some prominent Muslims who denounced his Nazi-esque proposal.

Human Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide, released the following statement:

Reza Aslan, an Iranian-American religious scholar, well-known for his book Zealot, tweeted:

Linda Sarsour, a Brooklyn-based civil rights activist stated:

Dean Obeidallah, a columnist for the Daily Beast, wrote:

A couple of other well-known public figures  including Trump’s presidential rivals  also tweeted their reactions:

It’s not like people needed more proof of Donald Trump’s bigotry  he just took it a notch up. After all, this is the man who has single-handedly alienated Latinos, women, gays, Chinese, Muslims, Jews, blacks and the disabled in less than six months.

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