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Andre Carson

Muslim member of Congress: Trump-style intolerance is un-American

Muslim member of Congress: Trump-style intolerance is un-American

I am a member of Congress and a Muslim. I sit on the House Intelligence Committee and I pray in a mosque. I serve the American people every day, but because of my faith I receive death threats. Not just one, but dozens since coming to office.

This is a reality that I have lived with since I was elected in 2008. I, like every Muslim across this country, understand what it feels like to be judged for my beliefs rather than my record of accomplishments. I know that no matter what I do, some will hate me even to the point of violence, just because of my faith.

The most recent threat I received follows on the heels of Donald Trump's demand for "a total and complete shutdown of...

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