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CAIR leader senses anxiety after Trump's comments
by Kyle Balluck
The executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in an interview Sunday that there's a "sense of anxiety" following GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump's call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.
"As you can tell, the Muslim community is extremely concerned about the violent backlash against its members, against its institutions," Nihad Awad said on ABC's "This Week." "A mosque that was firebombed last Friday, quite a few violent attacks have been taking place against the individual Muslims. Hate messages, death threats like our two offices were evacuated, the one in Washington, D.C. and in Santa Clara, because of suspicious powder that we received was a death threat on it."
"This comes ... in the background of the anti-Muslim sentiment that has been, unfortunately, fueled by Donald Trump and his likes from his platform."
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