On website, thousands of Americans pledge to side with Muslims amid talk of registry

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands of Americans have pledged online to stand in solidarity with Muslims in the United States amid suggestions from President-elect Donald Trump’s camp that he is mulling a national registry for immigrants from Muslim countries. On Friday, more than 13,000 people had signed a pledge on website Register US, promising to register as Muslims in the event of a national Muslim database being rolled out, so as “to stand together with Muslims across the country.” The online movement reflects a divided nation in the aftermath of Trump’s presidential election win, that followed a campaign marked by hardline rhetoric on immigration. In a Reuters interview this week, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who media reports say is a key member of Trump’s transition team, said a group advising Trump on immigration could recommend the reinstatement of a national registry of some […]

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