Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Ted Cruz wants police to 'patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods'

Donald Trump is not some weird figure at the fringe of the Republican Party. It’s not just that he’s his party’s presidential front-runner, it’s that Ted Cruz, his main competition and a sitting senator from one of the biggest states in the country, is also saying stuff like this in response to the Brussels terrorist attacks:

We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.

Our government should target people of a specific religion, he’s saying. Our government should send police into neighborhoods—and, let’s be blunt, homes—where Muslims live and … “secure” them. This is scary stuff, or it should be.

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