Faith leaders say Trump’s anti-Muslim tweets violate constitutional protections

Source: The Washington Post

 December 15 at 6:00 AM

Thousands gathered in Lafayette Square in February to protest the first version of the Trump administration’s travel ban on citizens of certain Muslim-majority countries. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

President Trump’s recent tweets featuring inflammatory anti-Muslim videos have figured prominently in legal challenges to the administration’s latest travel ban on certain citizens of eight countries.

The president’s sharing of the three videos posted by a far-right British activist also raised concerns this week from a coalition of faith-based organizations that say Trump’s retweets went too far and violated constitutional protections. The faith leaders and legal advocates asserted in a letter to the White House on Thursday that the president’s messages are at odds with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment that prevents the government from denigrating a particular religion or showing hostility toward a single faith.

“These tweets sought to draw attention to the misdeeds of Muslims, simply on account of their being Muslim,” according to the letter, signed by Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Sikh organizations and drafted by Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.

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  1. As know that the extremist Muslim and Muslim brotherhod use the freedom of religion, or Humsn Right to provoke Islamophobia with burqa or hijab in public place which most women terrorist ( isis, taliban ) wear burqa and hijab.
    I urge women Muslim stop wearing burqa ir hijab at oublic place and at work. Most Islamphobia are afraid of.
    If people around you feel scared with your dressing It is better not to wear it.

    Allah will forgive you if do not wear burqa or hijab around non Islam. Make people feel peace, happiness, it means you please Allah forsure.
    With ❤️

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