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East Texas Muslims react to Trump's proposed ban

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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is receiving backlash following his most recent comments regarding the Nation's future. 

“I was definitely shocked to hear that because I thought we were moving past all of that prejudice,” said Asad Choudhry, a Muslim student at SFA.

It’s all following a proposal by Trump to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States.

“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” said Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate.

“That definitely breaks my heart,” said Mirium Choudhry.

Mirium and Asad Choudhry are both members of SFA’s Muslim Student Association. They say it’s that negative perception of Muslims being spread by Trump that has them fearful for their safety.

“We don’t go to the movies anymore because it’s a small town. Like on campus everyone is cool because they’re from bigger cities so they understand everything, they’re not like that, but definitely we don’t walk out at night,” Asad said.

The two say what’s even scarier than the message Trump is sending are the number of ears listening to and agreeing with it.

“Before he even finished his sentence people started cheering so I was definitely surprised and shocked that something like that still exists,” Asad said.

Shocked, confused, and ashamed of comments from a man who could very well be the next President of the United States of America.

“If you’re the president of America, you’re the leader of the entire world, the entire world looks to you for guidance and if this is the kind of example he’s going to set for the world, that’s a dangerous world to live in,” Asad said.

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