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Muslims in America are here to stay, says Assistant US Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez, telling those who urge Muslims to 'go home,' "this is their home."

Addressing a large Muslim gathering in the US capital, Perez also pledged to "use every tool at our disposal" to ensure equal opportunities for all Muslims living in America.

"The North American Muslim community is thriving, probably more so than any other place in the world," said Pakistan's ambassador, Sherry Rehman, while addressing the same convention.


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