Muslim Americans show Ted Cruz their neighborhoods on Twitter
— Ruba Odeh (@ruba_odeh1) March 23, 2016
After Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called for police to monitor Muslims on Tuesday, Muslim Americans responded on Twitter by showing images from their everyday lives.
In his response to Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels, for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility, Cruz called for law enforcement to “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.”
Cruz released an official statement through his presidential campaign and his Senate office.
Cruz did not provide specifics as to how this proposal — one that President Obama deemed “un-American” — would be implemented.
Since Cruz’s statement, many Muslim Americans have tweeted pictures of their own neighborhoods using the hashtag #MuslimNeighborhood to show the presidential candidate that there is no difference between a “Muslim neighborhood” and an American one.
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