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Texas Legislator Surveys Mosques

Texas state Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R) sent surveys to mosque leaders and Muslim student associations around the state in an attempt to poll their beliefs ahead of Texas Muslim Capitol Day, which took place on Jan. 31.

The letters, which were dated Jan. 11, asked Muslims  to give their opinions about terrorism and reform efforts with Islam. Biedermann’s letters became a source of controversy when critics argued he was targeting and testing Muslims’ patriotism.

Americans United Files Brief In Va. Lawsuit Challenging Trump ‘Muslim Ban’

Church-State Watchdog Group Calls Executive Order ‘Constitutionally And Morally Indefensible’

President Donald J. Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order restricting immigration to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries violates religious freedom rights and should remain on hold, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Fear Factor

The day after Donald J. Trump was elected president, Alia Ali, a Muslim woman who lives in New York City, felt great unease.

“Half of America voted one way, and half of America voted the other, and you’re like, ‘Which half am I looking at?’” Ali, a secretary in the public school system, told the Associated Press. “You become almost like strangers to the people you’ve worked with. Is this person racist? Do they like me? Do they not like me? Because that’s what this election has done.”

Here We Go Again: Trump May Still Believe in Muslim Ban

A few days ago, a reporter asked President-elect Donald J. Trump about whether recent attacks in Berlin and Turkey had caused him to rethink or reevaluate his plans for a Muslim ban or Muslim registry. He responded, “You know my plans. All along, I’ve been proven to be right.”