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‘Gun owners have to register, why not Muslims?

Right-wing radio station: ‘Gun owners have to register, why not Muslims?
A conservative talk radio station in San Diego has a pressing question to ask its listeners: Should "practicing Muslims" be "registered" on a national database during a time of war? KFMB 760 AM, the San Diego home of such right-wing on-air personalities as Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage, reportedly asked the question on its Web site Wednesday, according to Ben Dimiero at MediaMatters. "During a time of war, should we register as many practicing Muslims as we can find in a national database?" the poll asked. Voters were given two options to choose from: "No, it's an invasion of privacy," and "Yes, gun owners have to, why not Muslims?" The poll had already been removed from the site as of Wednesday evening.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/0901/rightwing-radio-poll-muslims-register/

Hate Speech?

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:52 AM on Sep. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I think there must be some kind of asshole litmus test you have to take to get a political talk show.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 4:31 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • I think the same question was asked about the Japanese during WWII. We all saw how that turned out.....
    Dr.Donna

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 11:57 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • The difference, though, is that guns in themselves are dangerous. A person's faith, of itself, is not. Guns are designed to shoot, faith is designed to be peaceful. Those that use their faith for violent means are the exception. So the comparison of a faith to a weapon doesn't hold, IMO...
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:58 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • So the comparison of a faith to a weapon doesn't hold, IMO...

    ~I agree. Which is why I don't agree with this radio commentator...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:00 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Someone taking a page from Hitler's book, eh? The Jews had to register first.

    Can't access that web address, by the way. It refuses to load.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:08 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Wow. I'm speechless.. almost. If they feel that if gun owners registering their weapons and practicing Muslims are similar, then I'm afraid the right-wings are on a fast decline to nowhere. How are the two even related? Is it because there are Muslims where the war is? Give me a break. The idea itself is ludicrous. If they want the Muslims to register, then they should have all of the other religions register as well. They may not be at war with us now, but they could be later! Really? They need to get their heads out of their buttholes.
    _Tam_

    Answer by _Tam_ at 12:06 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Omgosh, how presumptuous. As if all Muslims follow the extreme version of the faith and should be registered and watched. That's so prejudiced. Its like saying that just because a few wacko Christians bomb abortion clinics or kill doctors every Christian within a certain radius of an abortion clinic should be registered...
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:56 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • It's not hate speech. It's an opinion. I don't agree with him. But I get where he is attempting to 'come' from. Not all gun owners are radical killers, but ALL guns have to be registered.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:57 AM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • They need to get their heads out of their buttholes.

    ~They, who??? Because a radio shock jock posts a poll, you assume his views belong to the entire right side of politics? How incredibly naive and stupid of you. Generalizing, huh?
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:08 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Grly~ Interesting that you point out the "generalizations" when some who post on this site have actually labeled all Muslims as terrorists based on their interpretation of the Quran. Do a little research and you'll see just those same "generalizations" applied to another group. It's interesting how some accepted similar generalizations as 1 justification for why the community center should not be built blocks from Gz. Why are you so bothered with the "generalizations" in this particular instance, yet remained quiet about the others? FTR, IMO broad sweeping generalizations are wrong, no matter the group in question. No, being a member of a faith based group should not be grounds for forced governmental registration.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:27 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

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