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Local Muslims react to Trump's statement

Posted at 12:00 AM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 00:00:23-05

FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Local Muslims are reacting to the statement made by Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, saying he wants to ban all Muslims from coming to America.

At the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce, two Muslims who did not want to be identified, spoke about their disappointment in Trump’s comments.

They decry the deadly San Bernardino attacks that the FBI says were the work of radicalized Muslims.

Muslims, they say, who were not following the practices of Islam by carrying out violent attacks.

"I will say they are not true Muslims. They are not following the true teachings of Islam. It is a barbarian and horrible thing they do."

They say Trump is inflaming sentiments against all Muslims. They say their religion is peaceful and should not be confused with the actions of extremists.

"That really kind of extreme kind of statement being a leader at a national level, he should not really be blurting on this kinds of things…If he learns about Islam he will not say what he is saying."