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Civil Rights Groups Fear Uptick In Hate Crimes After Trump's Latest Remarks On Muslims | ThinkProgress

19.9.15

Civil Rights Groups Fear Uptick In Hate Crimes After Trump's Latest Remarks On Muslims | ThinkProgress: Now, civil rights groups in the area say they’re concerned that such a high profile figure like Trump condoning hate speech against Muslims will lead to something worse.

“Anti-Muslim rhetoric isn’t just ugly, it’s dangerous. It is almost always followed by an uptick in anti-Muslim hate crimes and violence,” said Farhana Khera with the organization Muslim Advocates. The group is demanding Trump clarify his comments and publicly answer whether he believes the country needs to “get rid of” Muslims.

Khera also compared Trump’s actions — unfavorably — to how Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) faced a similar situation on the campaign trail in 2008, when a supporter called then-Senator Barack Obama an “Arab.”


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