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NEW YORK – Donald Trump seems to have out-trumped himself after publicly claiming that “Islam hates US.”
While he is publicly sharing his radical ideas of “making US great again”, the Republican front-runner has been widely criticized by people from all over the world.

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This time Brandon Stanton, the man behind the popular photo blog ‘Humans of New York’ (HONY), has written an open letter to Donald Trump, accusing him of encouraging prejudice and violence in the pursuit of personal power.

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The letter terms Trump, who is in the news for calling for a Muslim ban in US, racial profiling and more recently for saying Muslims hate the US, as the ‘victim of the very anger that you’ve joyfully inflamed for months,’ and that he is not ‘presidential’.

“I’ve watched you take 48 hours to disavow white supremacy. I’ve watched you joyfully encourage violence, and promise to ‘pay the legal fees’ of those who commit violence on your behalf.

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“I’ve watched you advocate the use of torture and the murder of terrorists’ families. I’ve watched you gleefully tell stories of executing Muslims with bullets dipped in pig blood. I’ve watched you compare refugees to ‘snakes,’ and claim that ‘Islam hates us.’” reads the letter posted on HONY’s official Facebook page.

An Open Letter to Donald Trump:Mr. Trump,I try my hardest not to be political. I’ve refused to interview several of…

Posted by Humans of New York on Monday, March 14, 2016

Stanton clarifies that he does not wish to indulge in politics and claims that he refused to interview Trump’s fellow candidates, as he does not wish to take sides but felt that it is not a political but a ‘moral’ responsibility to oppose Trump.

About his anti-Muslim stance, the photo-blogger says that he conducted extensive interviews with hundreds of Muslims on the streets of Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan and also met hundreds of Syrian and Iraqi refugees across seven different countries and can confirm that the hateful one is Trump, not Muslims.