We’ve all seen the inevitable Donald Trump/Hitler comparisons. Sure, he’s a populist right-wing leader who builds his campaign on demonising other races and religious groups with a bad hairdo, but that’s played out; everybody already knows Trump’s a cut-price blonde
other races and religious groups with a bad hairdo, but that’s played out; everybody already knows Trump’s a cut-price blonde Fuhrer wannabe.

But in the wake of Trump’s calls to ban all Muslims from the US, Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj dropped a different revelation on host Trevor Noah when he compared the presidential hopeful to ISIS:

“Donald Trump is an extremist leader who came out of nowhere. He’s self-financed, recruits through social media, attracts his followers with a radical ideology to take over the world, and is actively trying to promote a war between Islam and the West.”

He also agreed with Trump’s comments that Muslims should stay away from the USA, pointing out that it simply isn’t safe when a third of the country’s major political party backs a “racist maniac”.

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White conservatives were also criticised for not very publicly denouncing his extremist views, which it is obviously their responsibility to do. Hundreds of British Muslims already did their part 3 days ago at an anti-ISIS procession in London:

The ISIS comparison is being taken even further by the great British public, with a petition to ban him from UK shores for hate speech passing 200,000 signatures within the first day. Yes, Parliament now has to hold a debate on banning Donald Trump from Britain. After all, he might radicalise our kids!

While it’s comforting to make fun of the Trumpster as if he were a moron or a curiosity, it’s easy to forget he’s running for President in a major party with the highest polling figures of all the Republican candidates. No matter what hare-brained, prejudiced or insane remarks he can still get cheers and applause.

There’s only one way to defeat this toxic ideology; it’s time to denounce #WhISIS.

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