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Interfaith leaders speak out against Islamophobia
by Patrick Judge
Religious leaders on Wednesday condemned a wave of anti-Muslim discrimination sweeping across the country after terrorist attacks in Paris.
"We urge everyone in metropolitan Chicago to oppose discriminatory actions and behavior against all members of religious communities, and particularly, at this time in our history, against Muslims," the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago said Wednesday.
The national Council on American-Islamic Relations advocacy group released a report Tuesday logging instances of "unprecedented backlash and discrimination targeting the nation's Muslim community" since the Paris attacks.
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