Pundits have been comparing Donald Trump and Nazis ever since the 2016 GOP candidate suggested his Muslim immigration ban plan, but now the American Nazi Party leadership has chimed in on the controversial idea. Nazi leader Rocky Suhayda admits that Trump’s Muslim ban plan may be “improbable,” but he also claims the idea is proof that the beliefs of the Nazis in the United States are not “unusual.”
In a related report by the Inquisitr, some have compared former U.S President Jimmy Carter’s ban of Iranian immigrants to Trump’s ideas.
The Donald Trump Hitler memes started showing up shortly after the plan was announced. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) compared Trump’s plan to Nazi rhetoric, saying the 2016 Republican candidate “sounds more like a leader of a lynch mob than a great nation like ours.”
Trump responded to these accusations by saying that his plan for temporarily banning Muslim immigrants is more like what former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt did to the Germans, Italians, and Japanese during World War II.
“Look at what F.D.R. did many years ago, and he’s one of the most respected presidents. This was a president that was highly respected by all,” Trump said. “If you look at what he was doing, it was far worse.”
The 2016 presidential candidate also clarified that he would not want to see Muslim internment camps in the United States, but that did not end the controversy. Trump also says that if his plan is implemented then he hopes it would be a short term solution.
“No, I’m not. No, I’m not. No, I’m not,” he said. “I hope it will go quickly. I hope we can figure it out. We will have many, many more World Trade Centers as sure as you’re sitting there, our country will never be the same.”
A variety of political groups and leaders have chimed in on Trump’s Muslim immigration ban plan. From J.K. Rowling to Robert Murdoch, everyone seems to have an opinion on whether or not America would become like Nazi Germany if the plan is implemented. But did anyone ever ask the real Nazis what they thought?
The American Nazi Party recently sent an email to BuzzFeed which gives their take on the situation. Although much of the email can only be described as a rant against American minorities “invading” the country, Nazi leader Rocky Suhayda did make several salient points: the first is that even the Nazis doubt Trump’s plan could be implemented.
“Unless Trump plans on ruling by Presidential Decree, I don’t see how he would implement any of his ‘plans,’ the rest of the sold out ‘mainstream’ political whores would block his every move,” Suhayda said. “I seriously doubt if he even believes all what he says, but its nice to have someone like him saying it.”
The American Nazi Party leader also claims that Trump supporters prove that the Nazi beliefs are not as unpopular in America as one might assume.
“We have a wonderful opportunity here folks, that may never come again, at the right time,” he wrote. “Donald Trump’s campaign statements, if nothing else, have shown that ‘our views’ are not so ‘unpopular’ as the Political Correctness crowd have told everyone they are!”
Interestingly enough, it is not only Nazis and Trump supporters who believe that temporarily banning Muslim immigrants is a good idea. A Texas Muslim leader named Nidal Alsayyed claimed that Trump’s plan is not unconstitutional and even calls the idea “wise.”
“I certainly see it to be wise [to] stop temporarily accepting any new Muslim immigrants (refugees and non-refugees) into the United States,” explained Alsayyed. “We American Muslims need to be sincere in our religion and to the country we are living in. Peace comes before religion.”
What do you think?
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