An American Muslim public policy group has challenged Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to a public debate about his views concerning Muslim Americans and his vision of religious pluralism.

The organization, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, threw down the debate gauntlet on Saturday, one day after Trump blustered his latest anti-Muslim statements.

"Ever since you announced your run for presidency of the United States, you have scapegoated the American Muslim community and other minority groups for all your perceived ills of America," the Muslim group declares in a letter sent, in part, to The Daily Caller.

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