Piedmont Muslim community reacts to Trump

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- Donald Trump’s call for a Muslim travel ban is making a lot of people uncomfortable, including people in his own party.

It’s especially not sitting well with people in the Piedmont Muslim community.

“It is more than discrimination, its stupidity,” Wajeh Muhammad said.

Donald Trump is in another controversy after he called for a shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until government authorities could get a better handle on terrorism.

"You're going to have more World Trade Centers. It’s going to get worse and worse folks,” Trump said.

This comes on the heels of new information released about the suspects in the San Bernardino, Calif., attacks.

There are concerns that Trump’s comments broadly associate Muslims with acts of violence.

“We did not ask Christians to apologize for Timothy McVeigh when he killed 300 people in Oklahoma City. I don't see why we should apologize for this,” Muhammad said.

“You cannot label people. There are good and bad people in every religion, culture, society and part of the world,” Furqan Lodhi, said.

People in the Muslim community emphasize they should not be blamed for what’s happening in the world and that Muslims are proud Americans just like other citizens.

“We know who we are and we know that we love this country. Maybe we love it more than Mr. Trump, believe it or not,” Muhammad said.

Donald Trump has defended his proposal.

However, members of the Republican Party and fellow presidential candidates have blasted Trump for his comments.

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