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GOP campaign rhetoric has Muslim-Americans on edge

5 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, November 24 2015 Nov 24, 2015 November 24, 2015 3:16 PM November 24, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. - Muslim-Americans who sued the New York Police Department over a surveillance program launched after 9/11 are on edge over the call for more surveillance from some Republican presidential candidates.

They say rhetoric from the campaign is recklessly playing on people's fears.

Donald Trump has said law enforcement should keep close surveillance on mosques. He's also floated the idea of a database for tracking Muslims.

Republican rival Ben Carson says any place where radicalization is going on should be monitored.

Baher Azmy is an attorney representing Muslim-Americans in the NYPD suit. He and others say the rhetoric comes from ignorance and is scaring Muslims in the U.S.

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