Anti-Muslim campaigning feeds extremist propaganda: State Dept

State Department Spokesman John Kirby, seen speaking at the daily briefing on January 6, 2015 in Washington, DC, warns candidates to stop using anti-Muslim rhetoric without naming any particular candidateAnti-Muslim rhetoric on the US campaign trail is “fodder” for extremist propaganda, the State Department warned Monday, after Donald Trump demanded a block on Muslim immigration. The State Department spokesman was careful not to mention the Republican frontrunner by name, but cited Trump’s appearance in a video made by Somali militants to bolster his case. “The fact that one such candidate’s comments were used in a recruiting video for an extremist group proves my point exactly,” John Kirby told reporters at a daily briefing.

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