We cannot ban an entire religion. It simply cannot be done. It is impossible — and wildly dangerous. And it is exactly the wrong approach — it helps ISIS and ISIL frame the conflict as “Americans hate all people of a certain faith.” And that is simply false.
Please go watch this video. This is our President speaking.
Just watch all of it. And remind yourself that a man who thinks he can judge people by their facial appearances wants to have his hands on nuclear weapons.
Will we ever hear the Republican nominee admit that perhaps — just perhaps — the shooter’s own internal conflict (and blooming mental illnesses, it would seem), over his apparently closeted gay status, had at least something to do with his actions — and that like so many things, the reality that now emerges is significantly more nuanced and complex, than it appeared at first blush? Of course not. But I will point it out, anyway.