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“I can spread love”: Young Muslim Americans in the aftermath of Trump’s election

By Nushmia Khan
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It’s no secret that many Americans found president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric to be Islamophobic.

Early in his campaign, Trump proposed creating a database listing all Muslims in America, and suggested that he may require all Muslims to carry special ID badges. He also proposed banning Muslims from entering America, and made it one of his goals for his first 100 days of office.

In the days after the election, Muslims across America have expressed fear of hate crimes and discrimination. You can hear some of their voices in the video above.

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