WASHINGTON/NEWARK, NJ—Muslims in the U.S. and around the world have condemned as un-American a proposal by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
On Monday, Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
Dr. Ahmad Jaber, president of the Arab-American Association of New York and Dawood Mosque, on Tuesday called Trump’s rhetoric “un-American” and said it was outrageous that “bashing Muslims and Islam” had become a political norm.
“Action on this narrative is not only a violation of human rights but also a violation of our constitution,” said Jaber. “Supporters of Donald Trump must understand that such behavior is unethical, un-American and quite frankly unacceptable. The people must not accept such behavior and hold him responsible.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS WEBSITE