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US Muslims See Friendly Neighbors, But Foe in White House

  • Associated Press

FILE - Izzy Berdan, of Boston, center right, wears an American flags as he raises his arm and chants slogans with other demonstrators during a rally against President Donald Trump's order that restricts travel to the US, Jan. 29, 2017, in Boston.

U.S. Muslims say they have experienced widespread suspicion about their faith in the first months of Donald Trump's presidency. But they also have received more support from individual Americans, and remain hopeful they can eventually be fully accepted in American society. That's according to a new survey.

The Pew Research Center report says nearly three-quarters of U.S. Muslims view Trump as unfriendly to them. Sixty-two percent say Americans do not view Islam as part of the mainstream after a presidential election that saw a surge in hostility toward Muslims and immigrants.

At the same time, nearly half of Muslims said they had received expressions of encouragement from non-Muslims in the past year, an increase over past polls.

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