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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 11:24 PM

Supporters turn out in solidarity with Bryan-College Station Muslims

Dozens of community members gathered outside the Islamic Community Center of Bryan-College Station on Sunday evening in a show of support for their Muslim neighbors.

Organizers said the event was a response to President Donald Trump's executive orders banning immigrants and visa holders from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. and the Saturday fire that destroyed a mosque in Victoria.

Michael Green and Nick Wilson, the organizers of the event, said it was important to them that the local Muslim community knew the policy did not reflect the views of everyone.

"With what has been going on recently, there is just so much division and singling out of groups with labels," Green said. "When people are singled out because of what they believe or the way they look, they need to know that not everyone feels that way. The people who can speak out against these kind of actions should. Especially when leadership says one thing, you need to make it clear that not everyone agrees with what's going on."

Read more: http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/supporters-turn-out-in-solidarity-with-bryan-college-station-muslims/article_8d4a9d63-277c-5f6f-a373-3708560477dd.html

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