Catholic Professors at Detroit Mercy Critical of Trump’s Islamophobia

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The College Fix wrote:

Faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy — a Jesuit Catholic institution — recently adopted a statement to “stand with the Muslim community against Islamophobia.”

Faculty senate President Heather Hill-Vásquez said the statement was prompted by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s stance that, if elected president, he would institute a moratorium on Muslim immigration into the United States.

While the statement does not call Trump out by name, it states “anti-Muslim rhetoric emerging from a number of political figures on the national stage [is] reckless,” adding it fosters “an atmosphere of violence and intolerance against Muslims and their places of worship across the nation.”