With A Simple Story About His Parents, Congressman Destroys Trump And Cruz’s Response To Brussels
In the fallout from Tuesday’s attack in Brussels that killed over 30 people and wounded around 250 more, certain politicians have used the ISIS-inspired attack to push an agenda targeting America’s Muslim communities.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said the U.S. law enforcement should “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods.” Donald Trump, meanwhile, said he would close the border and implied that Muslim immigration turned Brussels into a “horrible city.” In the past, Trump called for all Muslims to be banned from entering into the United States.
On Tuesday, Trump told NBC:
We have to have very vigilant and careful about who we let into our country. I know Brussels well. And Brussels is a total mess. And I’m not talking about the attack today. I’m talking about generally speaking. It is a city that used to be one of the finest, one of the most beautiful and one of the safest cities in the world. And now it’s a catastrophic, very dangerous city where the police have very little control.
With all the anti-Muslim sentiment floating around, one congressman stepped forward to counter the narrative. Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) recalled his family history as a historical example against the demonization of Muslims.
“Today, as I watch leading politicians propose discriminatory policies targeting the Muslim community, I cannot be silent. Seventy years ago my parents and grandparents were held prisoner during World War II without trial and without a reason other than their Japanese heritage.”
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Takano is a Japanese-American representing California’s 41st district. The two generations that preceded him were placed in interment camps during World War II.