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Leaders in Oklahoma's Muslim community said Wednesday tensions have risen since last week's election, but so have signs of support.

Members of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the election of Donald Trump as president and the re-election of state Rep. John Bennett were disappointing results because of the rhetoric both candidates have used against the Muslim faith.

"(The election) was definitely a disappointment and we have seen an increase in anti-Muslim discrimination and harassment, and even hate crimes in our own state," said Veronica Laizure, a civil rights director with CAIR. "But since last Tuesday, we have been getting dozens of positive messages and phone calls."


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