A local DC radio host pretended to advocate requiring Muslims to be identified with crescent-shaped tattoo or distinctive arm band.
Callers into the station were split on the idea: some loved it, some thought it was too tame and that the tattoo ought to be on the forehead where you could see it. And it went downhill from there, right to death camps.
At the end of the one-hour show, rich with arguments on why visual identification of ‘the threat in our midst’ would alleviate the public’s fears, Klein revealed that he had staged a hoax. It drew out reactions that are not uncommon in post-9/11 America.
‘I can’t believe any of you are sick enough to have agreed for one second with anything I said,’ he told his audience.
More details and context in Reuters, In U.S., fear and distrust of Muslims runs deep.
Update: MP3 of the radio show.