Thursday, December 22, 2016
Left Rages Against Muslim Registry Straw Man
At Lifezette by Brendon Kirby --
The Left is preparing for a major fight to stop President-Elect Donald Trump’s plan to create a Muslim registry — despite the fact that there is no plan to do so.
Many liberals are convinced of Trump’s intent because of comments he made on the campaign trail last year. Trump rekindled concern again Wednesday when he failed to reject the premise of a reporter’s question.
But as recently as last month, Trump transition spokesman Jason Miller denied any plans to require Muslims to register with the federal government, a scheme that many experts believe would not survive a legal challenge.
“President-Elect Trump has never advocated for any registry or system that tracks individuals based on their religion, and to imply otherwise is completely false,” Miller said in a statement in November.