USC professor responds to Trump's Muslim 'ban'

Published: Dec. 10, 2015 at 4:41 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2015 at 4:41 AM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - With everyone in the nation reacting to Donald Trump's new comments on Muslims, A USC professor says he believes those comments feed hate.

USC professor and Deputy Director of the university's Rule of Law Collaborative, Hamid Khan, says radical Islam is a group of extremists who twist and abuse the religion to justify their acts of terror.

Khan has studied Islam and will be teaching about the religion and culture. He denounced any acts of terrorism done in the name of Islam and says Trump's comments only help to feed the stereotype.

"What's not being reported is that for example -- Muslim-Americans have joined together and last year collect $45,000 to rebuild black churches," Khan said. "This year over $100,000 have been raised in a launch good campaign for the victims and their families in San Bernardino. The activities of homeland security, the FBI, the NYPD and their outreach to Muslim communities take place on a daily basis. Those realities are real and yet - they're being ignored."

Khan went on to liken using the Quran to justify violence to slave owners who used scripture to justify slavery, or the Holocaust or Japanese internment camps.

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