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  • Donald Trump’s morally bankrupt anti-Muslim rhetoric isn’t even rooted in reality

    The Huffington Post - 12/10/2015

    Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from the United States is so reprehensible that it’s hard to know where to begin. So I’ll begin with this: Aside from being morally bankrupt and likely to provoke anti-Muslim violence, Trump’s rhetoric is based on a profound misreading of reality.

    Every weekend I receive an email newsletter from The Washington Post called “The Optimist,” which highlights 10 or so uplifting stories. Its aim, I imagine, is to prevent you from slitting your wrists after wading through a week’s worth of news about death, destruction, and other depressing topics.

    The lead item in “The Optimist” this past weekend — after the mass murders in San Bernardino but before Trump’s hateful outburst — was headlined “We’ve had a massive decline in gun violence in the United States. Here’s why.”

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