WaPo: ‘Memo to politicians: It is a very bad idea to talk about how many Muslims advocate terrorism’

We didn’t have to wait long after Donald Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslim immigrants before another politician said something else off-color about the world’s fastest-growing religion.

This time, though, it was a Democrat who stepped into politically fraught territory. And in doing so, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) could complicate the line her party hopes to draw between Trump, xenophobia and the rest of the Republican Party.

…”We know that there is a small group, and we don’t know how big that is — it can be anywhere between 5 and 20 percent, from the people that I speak to — that Islam is their religion and who have a desire for a caliphate and to institute that in any way possible,” Sanchez said on “PoliticKING with Larry King.”

Later on in the interview, Sanchez goes so far as to use the “t” word, saying this group of Muslims “is willing to use and they do use terrorism.”

…And that’s reason enough for Sanchez to serve as a warning for any other politician who is tempted to try to categorize members of an entire religion in these divided times: Stop and think about what you’re saying first. Then, probably don’t say it.                                                                                                         h/t

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    If you see something, don’t you dare say anything!

    • Xavier

      If you see something, just take care of business and walk away.

      • Islam is only numbers gone bad.

        Imagine you are on a ship with 5,000 people.

        If only 50 of them want to sink the ship, even if they die in the process, the ship is doomed.

        And 50 is only 1% of 5,000.

        And Islamic religious fruitcakes believe they win, when you die, even if they die too.

        Even 1% sounds like a bad gamble to me.

        • Exile1981

          Best estimate is 5%… worst is 20%

  • Hard Little Machine

    Again. Let the liberals own this. Say nothing do nothing let it all unravel like you see elsewhere in the world.

  • tom_billesley

    More politically fraught territory … heh.
    The Clinton and Gambino Families

  • SDMatt

    another politician said something else off-color

    Off-colour? As in not socially acceptable, but rather indecent or improper? As in noticing 14 dead in San Bernardino?

    Do these writers ever get out of their echo chamber environments?

    • Minicapt

      It is unnecessary if you ‘work’ in Washington.


  • G

    Nothing new here. Just another (one of those great defenders of free speech) telling people to shut up.

    Because, as we all know, only journalists should be allowed to speak freely.
    (Go get a USEFUL job asshole)

  • Martin B

    Who needs Big Brother when we have journalists, ever alert for the slightest signs of Thought Crime?

    • Alain

      Wasn’t aware there was a difference.

  • Gary

    Ms Sanchez sounds like the type of women that volunteers to be victim of domestic abuse where she think nothing of marrying man that beats her at home because 80% of the men are peaceful and she doesn’t want to blame all men for what her husband does.

    Olivia Chow didn’t see a problem for Jack’s misogyny and support for the Human Trafficking industry to exploit women as sex workers as the Massage parlour he went to because the vast majority of men don’t go there.
    It would be wrong for Olivia to judge Jack because he’s much like the minority of Muslim terrorists that are really the Victims that were corrupted by THOSE bad people over their and that Jack is really nice inside so leave him along .

    • mobuyus

      Hey it was a “clinic” and the women with the snotty Kleenex in her hand when the cops came in an caught jack naked was a “clinician.”

  • mauser 98

    don’t talk about it while Barry and super treasonous Republirats ship them in

    Sessions warns that the bill will allow Obama to import an unlimited number of
    Muslims into the country from the terrorist breeding grounds of Syria


  • bargogx1

    You will follow the party line, comrade!