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12/09/2015 12:27 am ET Updated Dec 09, 2015

NY Daily News Cover Shows Donald Trump Beheading Statue Of Liberty

"When he came for the Muslims, I did not speak out as I was not a Muslim."

The New York Daily News has come out swinging against Donald Trump, depicting the GOP presidential frontrunner as an ISIS terrorist beheading the Statue of Liberty

"When Trump came for the Mexicans, I did not speak out -- as I was not a Mexican," the cover says. "When he came for the Muslims, I did not speak out -- as I was not a Muslim. Then he came for me..."

The writing is a variation on "First They Came," a quote from anti-Nazi pastor Martin Niemöller who spent seven years in a concentration camp:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out -- 
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out -- 
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me -- and there was no one left to speak for me.

The Daily News also has a guest column by Max Paul Friedman, history professor at American University and author of "Nazis and Good Neighbors," denouncing Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

Friedman said Trump's proposals are not as extreme as many of the restrictions the Nazis forced on the Jews. 

"However, by saying on Monday that all Muslims overseas, even U.S. citizens who are abroad for business or pleasure, will be refused re-entry to the United States, he would effectively deny them their citizenship rights," he wrote. "Like Jews in Germany, they would be rendered stateless."

 

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