Some Muslims Worry About Safety Following Trump's Election

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A statement calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” has been restored after disappearing from Donald Trump’s website.

The statement, which was issued on Dec. 7, 2015 following the San Bernardino attacks, vanished from the site without comment sometime this week.

According to The Daily Dot, via Wayback Machine the page was on the site through 8:52 a.m. EST election morning. After a crawl of the site later in the day, the press release original link redirects to the site’s homepage.

In a statement to CBS News on Thursday afternoon, the Trump campaign said the site “was temporarily redirecting all specific press release pages to the homepage. It is currently being addressed and will be fixed shortly.”

The page has since returned to the site.

Some people took to Twitter to voice their opinions after the page disappeared.

The proposed ban was widely condemned by many as un-American.

During the Oct. 9 presidential debate, Trump said the ban had “morphed” into what amounts to “extreme vetting.”

Meanwhile, as WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, the idea of a Trump presidency has some Muslims feeling uneasy. The election was barely over when Shafaq Khan heard about an incident in Brooklyn.

“On Wednesday morning, had a Trump graffiti over the prayer room door,” Khan said.

Khan said she was concerned about what a Trump presidency means for Muslims, and said the campaign rhetoric was hateful.

“His election sanctions sort of a type of Islamophobia that maybe was always there,” Khan said.

Debbie Almontaser of the Muslim Community Network said she wants Trump to speak against Islamophobia.

She said she wanted to hear him say, “I am now the president and I want to unite the country.”

Almonster said she has heard plenty about Muslim fear.


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