Abedin to Trump: ‘I’m a proud Muslim’

December 8, 2015

The bipartisan blowback against Donald Trump’s call for a shutdown on Muslims entering the United States has come hard and fast.

In the hours after Trump’s controversial call, Huma Abedin, longtime Hillary Clinton aide and vice chair of Hillary for America, sent an email blast, touting her own Muslim faith and condemning Trump’s remarks as damaging and Islamaphobic.

Huma Abedin (C), aide to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington October 16, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

“I’m a proud Muslim—but you don’t have to share my faith to share my disgust,” Abedin wrote. “Trump literally wants to write racism into our law books. His Islamophobia doesn’t reflect our nation’s values—it goes far enough to damage our country’s reputation and could even threaten our national security.”

“Add your name to stand with Hillary and build a stronger, fairer, more inclusive country together.”

Several prominent Republicans also joined in to condemn Trump’s statement, calling Trump “unhinged” and blasting the appeal as going against American values.

Senator Lindsey Graham urged his party to “tell Donald Trump to go to hell”  Ohio Governor John Kasich circulated a petition, capitalizing on the controversy by calling on supporters to pitch in donations “stop Trump.”

“This rhetoric is dangerous and it’s divisive. It’s time for our party to wake up and realize that if we nominate Trump, Hillary Clinton will definitely be the next president,” said Kasich.

Voters seem to have been slower to react, with Trump remaining the Republican frontrunner in the latest Reuters-Ipsos poll and the majority of Americans saying they don’t view Muslims as being different from any other group in America.

 

 

 

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Huma needs to read a little US history before she spouts off on “American values.” Jimmy Carter, Democrat poster child, blocked Iranians from entering the United States and expelled Iranian diplomats and military trainees. Roosevelt deported Japanese Americans, Italian Americans, and German Americans to internment camps. There are many, many other examples.

Before you pontificate about what “reflects our nation’s values”, Huma, you might want to actually learn what they are. We do what we need to do.

And since we’re on the topic of “our nation’s values”, I can assure you that your husband Anthony Weiner’s bulging underwear pics to Sydney Leathers and numerous other women do NOT reflect them.

Glass houses, Huma. Shut up.

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Huma needs to read a little US history before she spouts off on “American values.” Jimmy Carter, Democrat poster child, blocked Iranians from entering the United States and expelled Iranian diplomats and military trainees. Roosevelt deported Japanese Americans, Italian Americans, and German Americans to internment camps. There are many, many other examples.

Before you pontificate about what “reflects our nation’s values”, Huma, you might want to actually learn what they are. We do what we need to do.

And since we’re on the topic of “our nation’s values”, I can assure you that your husband Anthony Weiner’s bulging underwear pics to Sydney Leathers and numerous other women do NOT reflect them.

Glass houses, Huma. Shut up.

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