Muslim Congressman Says He Received Death Threat

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Of of the two Muslim-American members of Congress said he received a death threat Monday, on the heels of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump proposing a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

Appearing on CNN Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) called Trump a “modern-day P.T. Barnum,” but said the Republican frontrunner’s grandstanding puts Muslims in danger.

“We’re putting people, i.e. Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus, and others, into the line of fire, exposing them to death threats, discrimination in the workplace, and assaults,” Carson said.

“I just received a death threat yesterday in my own office, and it’s largely [because] of this toxic environment, and politicians are fanning the flames,” he continued.

Watch Carson’s full remarks on CNN.

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