(CBS) — In campaign 2016, Donald Trump is known for his controversial comments, but some say he’s reach a new low with his latest targeting Muslims.
CBS 2’s Mai Martinez talked to local Muslims who say if that’s how Trump really feels he should end his run for the White House.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
For Chicago-area Muslims, prayer is a part of daily life.
“Mainstream Islam is all about peace,” said Reem Hobeldin. “It is a beautiful religion.”
But she and other members of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago feel their religion is under attack because of mis-association with ISIS. Adding to that misinformation are comments from Donald Trump, who has said, “According to Pew Research among others, there is a great hatred for Americans by large segments of the Muslim population,” and “It’s going to get worse and worse. You’re going to have more World Trade Centers.”
In a statement, Trump even called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
He later clarified that he would not block Muslims who are U.S. citizens.
“What Mr. Trump has done is really trying to play with the fears of the community after the attack in San Bernardino,” said Mohammed Kaiseruddin, chairman of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. “Muslims community denounces all terrorist actions against civilians.”