Michael Moore Just Launched a New Campaign to Stand With Muslims

December 17th 2015

Taylor Bell

Director and activist Michael Moore just took a shot at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's Islamophobic rhetoric by launching a social media campaign called #WeAreAllMuslim, and the internet is loving it.

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In a long letter to Trump on Facebook, Moore called out Trump for his insensitive treatment of Muslims, and encouraged people to band together to send a message to the GOP front-runner.

Today I went & stood in front of Trump Tower & held a sign until the police came. Then I went home & wrote Donald a...

Posted by Michael Moore on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

In the letter, Moore explained and compared Trump's irrational fear of Muslims to the irrational fear Trump once had of him.

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When Moore and Trump were scheduled to film together on a television show in 1998, Trump thought that Moore would "go after him" which completely shocked the director. Although Moore is known to be heavily critical and outspoken on issues involving politics and government, Moore never thought to make Trump a target.

"You and I went on to do the show. Nothing untoward happened between us. I didn't pull on your hair, didn't put gum on your seat. "What a wuss," was all I remember thinking as I left the set.

And now, here we are in 2015 and, like many other angry white guys, you are frightened by a bogeyman who is out to get you. That bogeyman, in your mind, are all Muslims. Not just the ones who have killed, but ALL MUSLIMS."

Moore also addressed Trump's highly controversial ban on all Muslims entering the U.S, calling it an attempt to save the white majority.

Fortunately, Donald, you and your supporters no longer look like what America actually is today. We are not a country of angry white guys. Here's a statistic that is going to make your hair spin: Eighty-one percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year are either female, people of color, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35. In other words, not you. And not the people who want you leading their country

So, in desperation and insanity, you call for a ban on all Muslims entering this country. I was raised to believe that we are all each other's brother and sister, regardless of race, creed or color. That means if you want to ban Muslims, you are first going to have to ban me. And everyone else

And now fed up with all the Islamophobia so heavily fueled by Trump, Moore had just one message for Trump and the nation: "We are all Muslim."

"Just as we are all Mexican, we are all Catholic and Jewish and white and black and every shade in between. We are all children of God (or nature or whatever you believe in), part of the human family, and nothing you say or do can change that fact one iota. If you don't like living by these American rules, then you need to go to the time-out room in any one of your Towers, sit there, and think about what you've said.

Moore asked Trump to step aside so that the American people "can elect a real president who is both compassionate and strong." And for anyone who supports his message to Trump, Moore encourages them to join him by posting pictures of themselves with the hashtag #WeAreAllMuslim and sign his statement at his website. That's when the internet responded.

The post has received more than 400,000 likes and over 200,000 shares.

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