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Submitted by Bill (United States), Dec 11, 2015 at 19:50

"Ban Islamicists, not Muslims." Why would banning an Islamicist be any less "unconstitutional" than banning a Muslim? How is that proposition any less practicable than Trump's? What is an Islamicist? Is an Islamicist a Muslim who believes that insulting Islam or the pedophile Muhammad should be criminally punishable? Is an Islamicist a Muslim who believes that it is his duty to work to foist Islamic governance on the world, a nation, a city or a neighborhood? Muslim President Erdogan's assertion makes sense: "There is no radical Islam (and therefore there are no "Islamicists'), there is only Islam" (and therefore there are only Muslims).

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