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Hillary Owned Trump When A Muslim Veteran Asked Her About Islamophobia


On Monday night, CNN hosted a town hall event in Iowa, offering voters a chance to ask the Democratic presidential candidates questions on a wide array of issues.

At one point, a Muslim-American woman and Air Force veteran named Erum Tariq-Munir asked Hillary Clinton about the rise of Islamophobia in America and what she plans to do to keep Muslim families safe.

Clinton thanked the woman for her service and responded with an impassioned critique of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his rhetoric. She said,

Trump generated widespread criticism after he proposed banning all Muslim immigration to the US. Not long before that, Trump claimed he'd kick all Syrian refugees out of the US if he's elected president.

Clinton's response was a powerful rebuke of Trump's stances, and perhaps her strongest answer of the night.

Hate crimes against Muslims have tripled since the terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, and the xenophobic and Islamophobic rhetoric of politicians like Trump has certainly not helped in this regard.

Clinton is right, American Muslims deserve far better and we cannot stand idly by in the face of rampant discrimination.