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Texas Woman Says She Won’t Let Her Children Wear A Mask Because They’ll ‘Look Like A Muslim’

First we had Donald Trump refusing to wear a protective mask despite the fact that coronavirus was (and still is) causing thousands of infections and deaths across the United States.


And now we have people who have listened to the president and absorbed all sorts of wild conspiracy theories on right-wing websites saying they will endanger the lives of their children and the kids of others because they aren’t going to put a mask on them, even though scientific evidence shows that masks help slow transmission of the disease.

The latest tinfoil hat wearing nutjob to obtain infamy on social media is a mother from Texas, Crystal Pool Latu, who shared her bizarre rantings on a video she posted to Facebook, the Daily Dot reports:

“After repeating a lot of debunked lines about masks “inhibiting health” and claiming that the science on masks is ‘mixed’ (it’s not), and touting an inaccurate recovery rate that still would leave 1.4 million Americans dead, she let her real feelings be known.

“’I understand that it is a 99.6% recovery rate,’ Latu says. ‘I don’t even gamble in Vegas, but I will take these odds. I will roll these dice, and I will exercise my freedoms to not put my kids in a mask because they’re one step closer to looking like a Muslim.'”


And there you have it: The brainwashing has permeated so far into the “minds” of some Americans that they’re willing to take a chance with the lives of their own children (along with yours and mine) to keep them from looking “like a Muslim.”

But there’s a larger issue here, and it’s far beyond the national and governmental response to COVID-19, which has been halfhearted and downright pathetic. The issue is Americans who choose to ignore medical and scientific evidence, which endangers the rest of us. These are some of the same people who don’t believe in vaccinations or fear doctors will insert microchips into their feeble brains so they can monitor their warped brainwaves.


Perhaps the most dangerous trend we’ve seen in the four years Trump has been president is a willingness by some to fight against any suggestion that might make the country better simply because they’re too damn selfish to give a flying fuck about their fellow citizens.

So, Crystal Latu, feel free to refuse masking your children. But keep them the hell away from my family. Come to think of it, you and your entire family should simply stay at home and never wander out. You might infect others with your incredible stupidity.

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WATCH: Racist Trumpkin Gets Publicly Shamed For Calling 5-Year-Old Girl A ‘Terrorist’

You’ve probably never heard of John Turano. He’s one of the many Trump-worshiping idiots who prowl the streets of this country and feel they have the right to scream whatever insult comes to mind, even if that invective is hurled at a child.

In the video below, which is going viral, a woman approaches three Trump supporters in Los Angeles and tells them:

“You called my 5-year-old cousin a terrorist.”

The woman, named Rawan, and her cousin, are Palestinian-American. To them, Turano replies:

“Looks like one. It doesn’t matter what age you are.”

Rawan then tells Turano:

“You’re calling a 5-year-old a terrorist.”

Turano’s smug, moronic daughter, Bianca responds:

“But this is America, we can say whatever we want. Freedom of speech.”


Later in the video, John Turano tells the woman and her little cousin to suck his dick as his equally disgusting daughter adds:

“You guys are terrorists, get out of here. If you hate America so much leave.”

A boy with Rawan and her cousin then shouts at Daddy Turano:

“I don’t hate America — I just hate [inaudible] fucks like you!”

Donald Trump has emboldened assholes like John and Bianca Turano. Trump has given them cover to be as offensive as they want because some of the neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville earlier this year are “very fine people,” according to the president.

Trump and many of his supporters are cancers on this country that need to be excised as soon as possible.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Domestic Terrorism Islamophobia Terrorism

Senior White House Adviser: There’s No Such Thing As Right-Wing Terrorists (VIDEO)

Ever since Donald Trump became president, members of his administration have been all over cable news telling us about the tremendous danger posed by Islamic terrorism, both at home and around the world. Granted, it is indeed a problem, but is it the only form of terrorism we have to be on the lookout for in the United States?

According to White House adviser Sebastian Gorka, we have nothing to fear from right-wing acts of terrorism, because right-wing terrorists don’t exist.

During an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday, Gorka said only Muslim extremists had carried out terrorist acts in America, adding:

“There’s no such thing as a lone wolf, you do know that. That was a phrase invented by the last administration to make Americans stupid.”

Whereas Gorka and the White House he works for came to us already stupid.

When host Stephanie Ruhle tried to ask a question, the always rude Gorka interrupted her:

“Let me finish. There never been a serious attack or a serious plot that was unconnected from ISIS or al-Qaeda, at least through the ideology and TTPs, tactics and training and techniques and procedures, that they supply through the internet — never happened, it’s bogus.”

That’s total bullshit. Apparently Gorka has never heard of Oklahoma City, where 168 people–including 19 children– were murdered by right-wing extremist Timothy McVeigh. Or what about Dylann Roof, who gunned down nine people at a Bible study just because they were African-American? Both acts are the very definition of terrorism.

Gorka then went on to beat the drum for what the administration is supposedly doing to defeat terror around the world:

“This is an international global threat. What we have to do now is is not only destroy organizations like ISIS, which we are doing — they will be annihilated — but also delegitimize the ideology so it will be become as heinous and reject as fascism and Nazism is today. That black flag of ISIS has to be globally rejected like the swastika and we’ll work with Muslim partners to overtly and covertly delegitimize their message. That’s the definition of victory — when people don’t want to become jihadis, that’s when we’ll have one.”

Asked about a recent attack on a mosque in Minnesota, Gorka downplayed the incident:

“There’s a great rule (that) all initial reports are false. You have to check them, you find out who the perpetrators are. We’ve have a series of crimes committed, alleged hate crimes by right-wing individuals, in the last six months to that turned out to have actually been propagated by the left, so let’s wait and see — let’s allow the local authorities to provide their assessment and then the White House will make its comments.”

Sure they will. Don’t expect to hear a damn thing from Gorka, Trump, or anyone else in this administration. Because according to their perverse logic, a Muslim can only be a suspect, not a victim.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Islamophobia Terrorism

WATCH A Trump Surrogate Go Down In Flames While Discussing Terror Attack On Muslims In London

Whenever there’s a terror attack, President Trump is usually quick to take to Twitter and comment on the matter, even though in doing so he only manages to prove his own ignorance and bigotry.

But the most recent attack in London–this one against Muslims leaving evening prayers and perpetrated by a white man from Wales–has brought nothing from the president, not even a pledge of support from the United States to our longtime ally, Great Britain.

Former Trump campaign official and surrogate Jason Miller appeared on CNN Tuesday morning to discuss the issue and was asked by host Chris Cuomo why Trump hasn’t yet made any statement on the London attack:

“What would be wrong with… just wishing the best to your ally Britain?”

Miller’s response did nothing to address the question he had been asked:

“We don’t know everything that’s going on behind the scenes. We don’t know what’s coming in from intelligence reports.”

Cuomo countered:

“There can’t be any reason not to express condolences. What could you find out that would make that inappropriate?”

Clearly flustered, Miller replied:

“There very well might be the possibility that that’s something that’s going to happen today. But I think the president pretty clearly had his focus on the Americans that were killed yesterday… and look, this attack literally, Chris, just happened yesterday.”

Yes, it did just happen yesterday, but Trump was on social media within an hour of the London Bridge attacks, attempting to use the tragedy to sell his Muslim ban, which has been repeatedly put on hold in various federal courts and is now being appealed to the United States Supreme Court.

Let’s be perfectly honest: Donald Trump feels no sympathy for any Muslim, even when they’re the victims of terrorism. He’s a racist, Islamophobic man who used hatred and considerable assistance from Russia to reach the highest office in the land. He’s a cancer on this country and the world.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Islamophobia

WATCH MSNBC’s Chris Hayes School A Conservative Idiot For His Ignorance Of Muslims

You’ve probably heard conservatives–including the inept American head of state–say that if we would just call terrorism “radical Islamic terrorism,” all would be right with the world and we’d be well on our way to defeating terrorists around the globe. And yet, as we saw this week in London, all the words in the world are useless when some psychopath decides to kill innocent people in the name of whatever cause he or she associates with.

And Friday night on the “Overtime” segment of the HBO show Real Time, MSNBC host Chris Hayes proved just how ignorant right-wing idiots can be on the topic of Islam and Muslims in general.

Discussing the London terror attack, host Bill Maher noted:

“Every time some bomb goes off, before it goes off somebody yells ‘Allahu Akbar.’”

That prompted Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union to declare:

“Look, we have to call things as they are. There are a lot of moderate Muslims who know that Islam is in a fight with the idea that you can have a civilization where you can have religious pluralism. They themselves don’t believe in that religious pluralism.”

Hayes decided to see if Schlapp knew a damn thing about the Muslim world, so he asked:

“Matt, will you tell me this? Can you tell me the structure of the government of Indonesia?”

Schlapp:

“I can’t.”

The MSNBC host then queried:

“Okay. Do you know that Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world?”

To that, Schlapp replied:

“I’ve read that.”

That’s when Hayes perfectly summed up the ignorance of Schlapp and so many of his conservative brethren who love to pontificate on matters they know next to nothing about:

“Right. So you’re telling me you don’t know anything about the way the largest Muslim country in the world operates.”

Exactly! Schlapp is poorly informed on the issues he feels so strongly about, meaning his opinion is worth about as much as the musings of a boulder.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org