UNDATED (AP) – A leading Muslim civil rights group is calling on GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump to apologize for his claim that Islam hates the west.
In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that aired late Wednesday, Trump said: “I think Islam hates us.”
“There’s a tremendous hatred,” he added. “We have to get to the bottom of it. There is unbelievable hatred of us.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on Trump to apologize for the comment and other recent remarks it deems Islamophobic.
CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad suggests Trump could do so at Thursday evening’s GOP debate.
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