US Muslims told to ‘stay strong’ after Trump win

Washington—The head of a leading civil rights organization has urged Muslim Americans to “stay strong” following the election of Donald Trump.
Trump made a number of Islamophobic remarks during his presidential campaign, including his infamous demand that the U.S. close its borders to all Muslims attempting to enter. He later modified that position to a suspension of immigration from countries where there is a “proven history of terrorism” against the U.S. or its allies.
And in yet another proposal he called for Muslim neighborhoods and mosques to be monitored as said he would reinstitute banned torture techniques against terror suspects and their families.
As shocking as those proposals are, Muslim Americans are now more anxious than ever as Trump readies himself to take control of the White House next year, raising the possibility that his anti-Muslim proposals could become reality.—Agencies

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