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Muslims explain Muslim neighborhoods to Ted Cruz

Muslims explain Muslim neighborhoods to Ted Cruz

In more news related to Republican Presidential hopefuls making statements seen by many as bigoted, racist and ungrounded in fact, the Twitterverse has responded to Ted Cruz’s suggestions following yesterday’s attacks in Brussels. From the Washington Post:

Reacting to Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Belgium, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz proposed a strategy for America: “We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods.”

Cruz’s spokeswoman said police already track areas where, for example, they suspect gang activity. But Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, along with the Anti-Defamation League and other organizations, responded Tuesday that tracking citizens because of their religion is very different from tracking potential criminal behavior and is unacceptable.

And what about those who live in so-called Muslim neighborhoods? On Twitter, their reactions, some hilarious and some heartfelt, told Cruz just what they see on the ground in the places where they live.

Some of those tweets are included below. Follow – and contribute to – the Twitter feed at #MyMuslimNeighborhood.

Featured image: tweet from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York

More coverage: Minnesota Public Radio’s NewsCut blog, the Detroit Metro Times





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Suzanne Lamb

I applaud friends and neighbors of all faiths and races who stick together and support each other. PLEASE! PLEASE! let’s not divide, which causes people to look on folks as “other.” Ted Cruz shows that he is not well informed and that he has not become friends with persons outside of his comfort zone. He does not have the required attributes to become President of the United States.

Anand Gnanadesikan

Thank you for posting this.

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