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Nearly 300 Muslim leaders pen letter to Trump calling on him to protect Muslims amid violence
by Jaweed Kaleem
Leaders of the most prominent Muslim American groups have released an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump to "express serious concerns" about his policy proposals and upcoming administration and ask him to protect their community.
The letter, published Monday at MuslimLetterToTrump.com with 291 signatures, is endorsed by top officials from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islamic Society of North America, Muslim Public Affairs Council and Islamic Circle of North America, as well as dozens of imams, professors, activists and leaders of campus Islamic groups.
Muslim groups have strongly opposed many of Trump's pronouncements and advisor picks since the election, though the letter is one among the first unified responses to the president-elect from members of the faith.
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