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Islamophobia prompts Muslims to engage in US democracy: report

Published on 04 May 2018

Bridge Director Dr John Esposito was cited in a Al Jazeera article on May 4 that dealt with rising Islamophobia in post- Trump America. “Trump has narrowed the people with whom he interacts”, noted Esposito, adding, “Flynn once called Islam a “vicious cancer”; Bolton had chaired an anti-Muslim think-tank; Pompeo, who was confirmed as secretary of state last week, received the highest honour by ACT for America, a “counter-jihad” group presided over by Brigitte Gabriel, while Sessions slammed Islam as a “toxic ideology”.


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