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"In Germany they came first for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the Jews and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists website and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for me -- and by that time, no was left to speak up."

-Pastor Martin Niemoller


In the US they came first for the Muslims and Arabs and I didn't speak up

Then they came for the immigrants....

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