The recent bombing of a Muslim mosque in Bloomington, Minnesota, occurred during morning prayers. Fortunately no one was killed. This is another hate crime and must be labeled an act of ‘domestic terrorism.’
Since Trump’s declaration that he would be seeking the Republican presidential nomination in June of 2015, hate crimes began to increase. Today they have reached a despicable 800 percent rise, harming African Americans, Hispanics, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and women. Mosques, Synagogues, and black churches have been vandalized and even destroyed.
Trump’s rallies were filled with hate speech and the encouragement of violence. Trump supports domestic terrorism, but is more concerned with Muslim refugees from Syria, the most oppressed people in the world.
“It was an improvised explosive device that was set off early this morning,” Rick Thornton, the FBI’s special agent in charge of the investigation, told reporters Saturday afternoon.
When will Republicans accept the truth that white supremacists are terrorists and must be treated in the same manner Muslim extremists are treated.
Trump, Mercer, Bannon, Sessions, McConnell, and others are not Americans; they support white nationalism; a nation where only white men are allowed to control our government. These men ignore the Constitution, and their goal is to destroy our nation and rebuild it according to their distorted and vile beliefs.
Terrorism is defined as “violent actions for political purposes.” Are hate crimes; violent actions against one definable group; not acts of terrorism? The Ku Klux Klan, Ayrian Brotherhood, the Alt-Right, and other white supremacist groups are terrorist organizations.
Trump is changing America. He is reforming it into a nation filled with mistrust, hatred, and violence. Trump rejects understanding, tolerance, and compassion.
Our nation is the most diverse country in the world, and we must cherish this fact, not reject it as Trump suggests. Look around when you go to a mall. America is becoming a nation of mixed race individuals. They are making us more beautiful; more unique. The old white men who support Trump are losing their earthly bonds, and with them much of the racism and bigotry which permeates our nation will leave as well.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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