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On the heels of President Trump's new travel ban on several Muslim majority countries, Columbus City Council is continuing to push for religious tolerance.

On Monday night, faith leaders came together to facilitate that conversation at a local Islamic center. It continues a conversation started after council members unanimously passed a resolution condemning Islamophobia back in October.

Community leaders are still addressing issues of discrimination and harassment, hoping to bring people of all backgrounds together.

"Islamophobia today is much worse than it was the aftermath of September 11th," said exec. dir. of the Abubakar Asiddiq Islamic Center Horsed Nooh. "Hope heals and hate hurts."


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