Michael Moore Writes Letter To Donald Trump: We Are All Muslim; Starts Campaign
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Michael Moore is calling for the American people to visit his web page, sign the statement “WE ARE ALL MUSLIM,” and post a selfie holding their own “WE ARE ALL MUSLIM” sign on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, using the hashtag #WeAreAllMuslim.
The outspoken documentary filmmaker and left wing political activist says he will post all the photos on his site and send them to Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican Presidential hopeful whose stance includes banning all Muslims from entering the United States.
“Elect a real president who is both compassionate and strong” he urges Americans.
Moore, known for such films as Roger and Me, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko and Bowling for Columbine, stood in front of Trump Tower in New York City on Dec. 16 in his trademark ballcap, holding a big white sign with the words “WE ARE ALL MUSLIM” written in black marker “until the police came,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
To date, his post has been shared by more than 300,000 people and received more than 40,000 comments.
He then returned home and penned Trump a letter, labeling him as a “fraidey-cat” and accusing him of being “frightened by a bogeyman who is out to get you.” The letter begins with a recollection from 1998 when Moore was told at a TV talk show that the real estate mogul was “nervous” about being on the show with him. Moore applies Trump’s misplaced fear now to his stance on all Muslims.
“That bogeyman, in your mind, are all Muslims. Not just the ones who have killed, but ALL MUSLIMS,” Moore wrote.
“Fortunately, Donald, you and your supporters no longer look like what America actually is today,” he continued. “We are not a country of angry white guys. Here's a statistic that is going to make your hair spin: Eighty-one percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year are either female, people of color, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35. In other words, not you. And not the people who want you leading their country.
“So, in desperation and insanity, you call for a ban on all Muslims entering this country. I was raised to believe that we are all each other's brother and sister, regardless of race, creed or color. That means if you want to ban Muslims, you are first going to have to ban me. And everyone else.
“We are all Muslim.
“Just as we are all Mexican, we are all Catholic and Jewish and white and black and every shade in between. We are all children of God (or nature or whatever you believe in), part of the human family, and nothing you say or do can change that fact one iota. If you don't like living by these American rules, then you need to go to the time-out room in any one of your Towers, sit there, and think about what you've said.”
Although Trump is leading in the polls for the Republican Presidential nomination, his most recent comments regarding immigrants and minorities have been polarizing.Running Archives
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