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Capitol resolution honoring Muslims sparks controversy
A resolution honoring Muslim Americans passed the California State Assembly on Monday, but not without generating hateful comments to the author.
"I put on my Facebook page that I was doing this resolution," said Assemblyman Bill Quirk, a Democrat from Hayward. "I got comments calling me a traitor. I got comments saying that I was working with terrorists."
The resolution simply recognizes August as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.
But the controversy is part of a larger fight in the country over the roles that Muslim Americans play in the military -- a fight in which Donald Trump has taken center stage.
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