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SPLC: Trump Comments Fuel Anti-Muslim Hatred

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The following statement regarding Donald Trump’s comments in response to the Orlando shooting is by SPLC President Richard Cohen.

“Donald Trump’s call to ban all Middle Eastern immigrants from entering the United States is terribly misguided. At a time when Muslim groups throughout the country are among those condemning the Orlando attack, Trump is fueling anti-Muslim bigotry by portraying all Muslims as threats. It’s the wrong message to send and is dangerous to our nation at a time when we must stand unified against hate in all forms.”