Bernie Sanders: “Muslims should have religious freedom”

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SHAFAQNA – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders believes Muslims should be judged by their “views and abilities,” not by their religion.

When former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson asserted that Islam and the U.S. Constitution are not reconcilable, Sanders claimed this was “very wrong.”

“What we should be doing as a people is judge our candidates based on their views, their abilities, not the color of their skin, not on their religion. That is what America is supposed to be about,” continued Sanders.

In 2015, Sanders condemned attacks against Muslims, saying “there is a lot of … hatred being generated against Muslims in this country. … If we are going to stand for anything, we have got to stand together and end all forms of racism.” “Our job is to build a nation in which we all stand together as one people,” he added.

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