Comedian compares Donald Trump to Bin Laden for ‘inciting terror attacks’
Donald Trump has been compared to Osama Bin Laden by a US comedian who said he should be censored.
Dean Obeidallah claimed both "incited terrorist attacks on our nation designed to destroy our democracy".
The 51-year-old ranted the media 'normalised terrorism' by covering statements by the former US president.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, the CNN and MSNBC contributor accused Trump of inciting violence at the US Capitol on January 6.
A mob stormed the building following his rally resulting in the death of five, including police officer Brian Sicknick.
Trump faced an impeachment trial earlier this year after Democrats accused him of encouraging his loyalists to rush the Capitol but he was cleared on a vote along party lines.
Obeidallah, a lawyer and journalist, argued that despite Trump not being impeached on the charges, he should still be condemned for the violence, the Sun reports.
Bin Laden founded Al-Qaeda and was the mastermind of the September 11 atrocity which claimed nearly 3,000 lives in 2001.
Obeidallah wrote: "Every Trump statement he puts out should be covered by the media the same way they covered Bin Laden's tapes in the year after 9/11.
"Both Trump and Bin Laden incited terrorist attacks on our nation designed to destroy our democracy.
"Anything else by media is normalizing terrorism."
The former attorney added that "white supremacy" is now "destroying baseball" after Trump called for a boycott of Major League Baseball (MLB) on Saturday.
The Sirius XM radio host doubled down on his statements throughout the day as he hit out at Georgia's new voting law.
This is not the first time Obeidellah has gone after Trump or compared him to Bin Laden.
"Would any reporter do a story about Osama Bin Laden or Timothy McVeigh without mentioning their role in deadly terrorist attacks? Of course not," he asked on Twitter on Wednesday.
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"Same rule MUST apply to Donald Trump for his role as the inciter of the Jan 6 terrorist attack. Anything less is normalizing terrorism."
Obeidellah's heated comments come after Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter after the company claimed he had violated their policy on inciting violence in his tweets.
It came after the events of January 6 as Facebook and other social media sites also moved to suspend the former president from their platforms.
Trump has since begun to issue press releases.
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