What Trump is really calling for when he talks about establishing a commission on radical Islam is a return of the House Un-American Activities Committee, Phyllis Bennis told Democracy Now! in reference to his latest speech in Ohio. HUAC was so infamously involved in destroying people’s lives with false allegations of being members of the Communist Party, Bennis explained.

Trump talked about implementing an ideological screening test for immigrants.

“It’s as if he’s asserting the value of extremism as the reason people should support his candidacy,” Bennis said. “Because he’s an extremist.

Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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