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Gustavo Arellano: We Mexicans welcome Muslims as the new Public Enemy Number One


Article is on point.

By Gustavo Arellano, The Guardian

Hey, Muslims: congrats! You’re America’s new Mexicans, and it’s all gracias to our common enemy, Donald Trump.

Let me explain. Anyone with a brain is rightfully upset by Trump’s recent remarks that he wants to ban Muslims from migrating to the United States, never mind that he has extensive business dealings in Muslim countries or that he’s also hypocritically professed to love Muslims. Republican presidential candidates are jumping over each other to decry Trump’s remarks even as they say there’s some truth to Trump’s heresies.

Meanwhile, a big part of America hoots and hollers in approval and awaits the next horrid pronouncement. (Here come the internment camps).

Thanks to all this, Muslims are now public enemy número uno. Welcome to being a Mexican in the United States.

Forgive us for feeling a bit of déjà vu. After all, he pulled this same type of mierda earlier this year. Remember? That whole thing about Mexicans being rapists and criminals and drug smugglers? Followed by him proclaiming to love Mexico – and the revelation that his jacket line is made there?

Republican candidates condemned Trump’s anti-Mexican babbling at the time, but then adapted his ideas as their own even as Trump leveled up with even more outlandish proposals, like deporting 11 million undocumented people (read: “wetbacks”) or building a massive border wall. And a big part of America agrees that it is a good idea.

It’s a natural nadir of race relations in this country that America has finally placed y’all as high as we are in the totem pole of who to hate. After all, we represent the two biggest nightmares of an American psyche that still acts like it just landed in Plymouth Rock: race-mixing for us, a non-Christian background for ustedes.

Don’t feel lonely as the hate escalates in the coming year. We Mexicans are here for the ummah. After all, the guidebook Americans will follow to properly loathe Muslims was written long ago to use on us.

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  • Mark Lee

    And what if you are mexican and muslim? Then not only do you get it from white american but from your own raza as well. Imagine how it doubly sucks to be mexican and muslim.

  • Ismail Hanif

    He said that Mexicans are rapists and thugs. This lunatic dawg is a racist blockhead. I do wonder when he will talk about white people, I obviously don’t want him to talk ill about the white people, but isn’t he inconsistent? or is it white supremacy?

    Did he not open a shopping centre in a Muslim country?

  • Reynardine

    Not sure. Generic brown person, I think.

  • AJ

    That looks like a Muslim dude – referring to the human.

  • Tanveer Wan Khanobi

    Because I do what I want.

  • HSkol

    Very brotherly gesture and I agree with the sentiment entirely. One question though: Why did you place a mutated marshmallow upon the screen?

  • Tanveer Wan Khanobi
  • Reynardine
  • Alejandro Rodríguez

    This is to be expected from the Europeanized mestizos of Latin America who also fail to recognize the existence of indigenous peoples and support the justice they deserve. I bet this guy was in favour of the crushing of the Zapatista Army in South Mexico and of keeping the Mayans and other indigenous communities there oppressed.

  • The greenmantle

    Unfortunetly it wont end there . The door to bigotry is now open wide .

    Sir David

  • Reynardine

    The only thing that was still able to shock me was publicly picking on a cripple. Back in the “good old days” he pretends he’s going to take us back to, nothing was surer to make even nice parents give you a whuppin’.

  • Nisr Dimashq

    The most surprised I ever was during Donald Trump’s campaign was when he called Mexicans criminals and rapists. Even then, he had already been notoriously known for his ludicrous conspiracies about Obama being born in Kenya. Since then, every new comment he’s made has surprised me less and less. Why are people so shocked at his statement? What did you expect? Somebody who hates Mexicans is bound to hate Muslims, gays, blacks, Jews, etc. Bigots are bigots. Very scarcely do they hate one group and love another.

  • Reynardine

    ¿¡*Even* women and the disabled?! The disabled saw this coming a long time ago, and so did every woman who isn’t a hopelessly Duggared Republic*nt.

  • Reynardine

    Watch out for both election violence and election hacking. And, if you are an American citizen, old or new…

  • JD

    If that is true get ready for more of these “Patriot” groups with AK47 complaining about how no one is listening to them. How they should separate from the US. Have we should have another Civil war.

    Republi-terds dont like to loose

  • JS

    The GOP lost the Hispanics, the Muslims, and every other minority you can think of. Even women and disabled are fleeing in droves. I don’t like Hilary much, but there is going to be another Democrat in office, 2016. I wonder when the Republican party will wake up and realize it will never win an actual presidential election again if their fear-mongering continues….

  • mindy1

    Sadly this crap will continue until the campaign ends

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