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US election 2016: Trump and Rubio row over Islam ‘hate’

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio has attacked Donald Trump for saying that Islam hates the US, in a televised debate in Miami.

Mr Rubio, who faces a do-or-die contest in Florida on Tuesday, said Islam had a problem with radicalization but added that many Muslims are proud Americans.

The four Republican aspirants heeded pleas from party leaders to have a civil debate. Unlike the last TV debate, which was littered with personal insults, this event was more substantive with focus on policy.

But on the issue of Islam, there was clear distance between Mr Trump and the others as all three of his rivals disagreed with him that the families of terrorists should be killed.

Mr Trump stood by comments he made earlier in the day when he said there’s a tremendous hatred for the US from Islam.


BBC

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