Connections Between Islamophobia And Donald Trump's Rhetoric

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Youngstown, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Youngstown, Ohio, on Monday. Gerald Herbert / AP Photo
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Youngstown, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Youngstown, Ohio, on Monday. Gerald Herbert / AP Photo

Connections Between Islamophobia And Donald Trump's Rhetoric

Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, yesterday proposed an ideological test for potential immigrants who could have what he calls radical Islamic beliefs. The proposal was part of a speech in Ohio that put forward his vision for dealing with terrorism. 

Many Muslim activists believe such language adds to a climate of hate attacks against Muslims. Most recently, an Imam and his assistant were murdered over the weekend in Queens, New York. They were both shot in the head - execution style. 

We talk about Trump's speech and Islamophobia with Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

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