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Mon Jan 4, 2016, 12:49 PM

O'Malley addresses diversity in wake of Trump's attacks on Muslims.

'After thanking Iowans for their role in the presidential election, O'Malley attacked Trump over his call for a "shutdown" of Muslim immigrants being allowed into the United States. O'Malley also denounced Trump's idea of requiring Muslims already in the U.S. to carry special identification.

“I do not believe in scapegoating others, like Trump says,” O’Malley said. “When the top Republican candidate can make fascist, racist comments like that, it shows how strange this election has become.”

O’Malley then shifted gears, speaking about the growth of employment under President Barack Obama’s administration in the wake of the 2008 recession -- but more can be done, he added. Touting his experience as mayor of Baltimore and then governor, O’Malley spoke about reducing crime, investing in infrastructure and increasing other public services while reducing costs for college tuition.

After speaking on climate change and foreign policy, O'Malley began taking questions from those in attendance. Fatiya Adam, who moved to the U.S. from Ethopia in 2005, asked O’Malley what he would do to improve conditions for Muslim Americans.

O’Malley said that after the 9-11 attacks, one of his priorities was working with Muslims to ensure better relations. After the shooting in San Bernardino, California, O’Malley visited the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center in Sterling, Virginia, to stand in solidarity with Muslims.

“You overcome fear not by vilifying others, but by embracing freedom of speech and religion,” O’Malley said. “And we shall overcome this challenge.”'


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Mon Jan 4, 2016, 12:52 PM

1. And O'Malley gets almost zero coverage while the corporate media

chases after Trump. Praise for O'Malley for naming Trump as the racist, fascist that he is.

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Mon Jan 4, 2016, 12:54 PM

2. Right, ZERO coverage.

Thanks for noticing, guillaumeb.

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