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Christine Pelosi on HuffPo: Democrats Take A Stand: Condemn Anti-Muslim Bigotry in 2016 Presidential Campaign

This originally appeared in the Huffington Post, read the full piece here.

Americans fear a terror attack - but we love our country more. That is why we need to take a stand against the anti-Muslim scapegoating that followed the tragic shooting rampage in San Bernardino.

Everyone has fear. Fear of danger, fear of failure, fear of success. Being a grownup means being able to manage your fear. Being a political leader is being able to channel your fear into something constructive -- to address the root causes, profile behaviors not people, and to act with compassion and conviction. Being a leader is NOT regressing to prejudice and discrimination and taking others with you to that miserable place. Being a leader is NOT attacking the faith of 1.6 billion people for the miserable acts of terrorists who hijacked Islam for their own evil ends. And being a President of the United States is NOT vilifying your Muslim American countrymen and women!

Alas this 2016 Republican presidential campaign is a textbook case of choosing fear -- with proposals denying Muslim refugees entry to the US, banning Muslims from coming to America, creating a Muslim registry and more echoes of the darkest nativist impulses. Either the leading Republican candidates for president have given into fear -- or are not afraid but cynically use public fear to their own political purposes. Donald Trump isn't "afraid" -- but that won't stop him from demagoguing Muslims to people who fear the ISIL terrorists.

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