Anaheim, CA: The Council on American-Islamic Relations – Greater Los Angeles Area office (CAIR-LA), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, condemns Donald Trump’s statement Dec 7 to ban all Muslims from America.
CAIR-LA Executive Director, Hussam Ayloush, said in a statement: “Donald Trump’s dangerous rhetoric seeks to create fear and division between Americans. This type of harmful and ‘fascist’ speech should not be tolerated from any individual, let alone from a candidate running for the highest office in the land. Though Mr Trump has the First Amendment right to his bigoted views, this is a time for leadership and building stronger communities, not for xenophobia.”
CAIR-LA representatives are available for further media comments.
Presidential candidates from both parties spoke up again Trump’s comments. Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley said Trump “removes all doubt; he is running for President as a fascist demagogue.” Staff from Republican candidate John Kasich called Trump’s rhetoric “dangerous and bad for America.”
Trump has in the recent past advocated the closure of American mosques and recommended special IDs and databases for American Muslims.
CAIR recently joined leaders of New Jersey's Muslim community, interfaith partners and public officials in Jersey City, NJ, to condemn leading Trump's false claim that Muslims in that state "celebrated" the 9/11 terror attacks.
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