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NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke over the phone with Katia Couric on Wednesday and told her that he believes Islamophobia is on the rise.

"I think Islamophobia is on the rise," the former Los Angeles Laker said. "I think the best way to counter it is just communication, to let people who we are and what we believe in. It's no mystery and it's certainly nothing that we have to be fearful of."


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