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People Are Not Happy About What Bill Clinton Said About Muslims

During the Democratic National Convention, former US president Bill Clinton made the following statement during a speech urging Americans to support his wife and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton:

“If you’re a Muslim and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and help us win and make a future together. We want you.”

That statement did not go down too well especially amongst Muslims who felt it made them out to be not part of American society.

 

Dawud reminded Bill that Muslims were in America since its very foundation and that Muslim slaves were used to ‘build America’:


 

A Twitter user, who is not a Muslim echoed that statement:


 

Cathina who is a Native American Muslim called on Bill to apologize for his ‘offensive’ remarks:


 

Graham thought such statements legitimizes suspicion of Muslims:


 

Andy accused Bill of using Trump-like rhetoric:


 

Sana was tired of politicians defining Muslims with violence:


 

Yousef and Ismat asked what would have happened if he said the same thing singling out other communities:

 

It is important that politicians and public figures stop using the ‘us and them’ rhetoric when they speak about Muslims. Doing do only causes divisions and drives people apart rather than bring them together.

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