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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:18 AM

In 2016 Trump told told a story at rallies in which he praised the mass murder of 49 Muslims

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/02/19/donald-trump-praises-hoax-mass-murder-of-muslims.html


Donald Trump praises (hoax) mass murder of Muslims

By Daniel DaleWashington Bureau
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump finished his South Carolina campaign on Friday night by praising a mass murder of Muslim prisoners in the early 1900s.

The murder never actually happened: Trump, it appears, was credulously repeating an online hoax. Regardless, his words represented yet another escalation of his open Islamophobia and his explicit support for war crimes.

Trump is running on a proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country. He made the new remarks near the end of his speech in North Charleston on the eve of the crucial South Carolina primary in which he leads in the polls.

Speaking in his usual extemporaneous style, he vowed to go “much, much, much further than waterboarding,” the torture tactic defended by some conservatives. He said: “I read a story. It’s a terrible story, but I’ll tell you. Should I tell you or should I not?”

The crowd asked for the story.

Trump described the late U.S. general John Pershing, a “rough” man. He then claimed, approvingly, that Pershing had summarily executed 49 Muslim prisoners during the U.S. occupation of the Philippines in the early-1900s — and had added religious insult to the supposed killings by dipping the bullets in the bloods of pigs, which Muslims are forbidden to consume.

“This was a terrible problem. They were having terrorism problems just like we do,” he said. “And he caught 50 terrorists who did tremendous damage and killed many people. And he took the 50 terrorists and he took 50 men and he took 50 bullets, and he dipped them in pigs’ blood. You heard that, right? He took 50 bullets! And he dipped them in pigs’ blood.

“And he had his men load his rifles, and he lined up the 50 people, and they shot 49 of those people. And the 50th person, he said, ‘You go back to your people and you tell them what happened.’ And for 25 years there wasn’t a problem, OK? Twenty-five years there wasn’t a problem.”

He concluded by linking the story to present-day problems for a second time.

“So we better start getting tough and we better start getting vigilant, and we better start using our heads or we’re not gonna have a country, folks,” he said.

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Reply In 2016 Trump told told a story at rallies in which he praised the mass murder of 49 Muslims (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Mar 15 OP
justhanginon Mar 15 #1
Johnny2X2X Mar 15 #2
Ligyron Mar 15 #5
jberryhill Mar 15 #3
Johnny2X2X Mar 15 #6
dalton99a Mar 15 #8
Blue_Tires Mar 15 #10
lancelyons Mar 15 #4
Mrs. Overall Mar 15 #7
GeorgeGist Mar 15 #9
Blue_Tires Mar 15 #11

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:22 AM

1. We have a seriously depraved person for president.

That is so sad for our once great country

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:23 AM

2. Sick

Made up story and absolutely vile that the President used it to inspire hate and violence.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:33 AM

5. Yup, vast exaggeration.

Just the kind Trump and his followers love to tell and add to.

Suprised it hasn't morphed to 200 muslims and forcing them to eat a pork chop dinner as their last meal.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:27 AM

3. Multiple times



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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:33 AM

6. I hope the media replays this today over and over

The number of dead is coincidental, but highlights that Trump literally called for this type of attack.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:36 AM

8. +1. He loved that story

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:22 PM

10. I don't know why Trump loves propping up some long-debunked myth

from over 100 years ago when he just could have praised Baruch Goldstein instead...

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:33 AM

4. That story from Trump was not true.

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:35 AM

7. Yes, it's completely false. Headline of news story is "Donald Trump praises (hoax) mass murder"

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:10 AM

9. Yet MSNBC's Morning Joe continued to beg for more.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:27 PM

11. Yeah, keep on telling me that folks voted for him out of "economic anxieties"

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