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Omar: ‘Obviously’ We’ve Seen an Increase of Hate Against Muslims Because Trump’s a ‘Xenophobic’

‘You know, those who have been convicted, who have been arrested because they’ve leveled death threats against me, I have written to judges to try to ask for leniency because I know that love ultimately trumps hate’
By Grabien Staff

RUSH EXCERPT:

OMAR: “Obvious because we have a xenophobic in office, someone who is remely anti-muslim, announced his campaign and said he was going to ban Muslims within this country and has succeeded with that. With anti-muslim rhetoric, anti-black rhetoric, all of us dealing with that are dealing with theifecta of that hate and it’s devastating because we are a country that is beautifully diverse that has come a long way to create a place of acceptance and inclusion. And to now have those of us who feel like we have achieved the American dream not only to get elected to Congress but to aspire to get elected to Congress, to serve our country deal with this kind of hate really it sets I think the wrong tone and sends a message that our country isn’t as inclusive, as welcoming as we could like it to be. And so I work really hard to try to make sure that we are leading with compassion, you know, those who have been convicted, who have been arrested because they’ve leveled death threats against me, I have written to judges to try to ask for leniency because I know that love ultimately trumps hate. And if we open up our heart, our country will ultimately welcome us and we will ultimately have a beautiful country where my children will never have to deal with the kind of stuff that I’m dealing with or Imani out of new Jersey is dealing with.”

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