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Amid Trump Campaign, New Jersey Muslims Step Up Outreach
by Daniella Cheslow
The president of the largest mosque in northern New Jersey says Donald Trump's campaign for the White House has galvanized his community to raise its profile and reach out to non-Muslim neighbors.
"We're cautious that we don't want people to know about us from Trump," says Omar Awad, president of the Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC) in Paterson, New Jersey. "We want people to know about us from us."
Trump, who accepted the Republican Party nomination on July 21 and is all but certain to face Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November 8 presidential vote, has had plenty to say about Muslims during his controversial campaign.
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