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Pentagon: Anti-Muslim rhetoric undermines US national security

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The Pentagon warned on Tuesday against feeding into Islamic State’s narrative that the United States was at war with Islam, in comments that indirectly criticized remarks by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

“Anything that bolsters ISIL’s narrative and pits the United States against the Muslim faith is certainly not only contrary to our values but contrary to our national security,” Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told a news briefing, using an acronym for Islamic State.

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Trump, the Republican front-runner for the November 2016 presidential election, has proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart and Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)


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‘Unprecedented and inappropriate’: Former IG slams Bill Barr’s investigator for attack on FBI

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From the outset, Attorney General William Barr attacked the findings of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz debunking GOP conspiracy theories about the FBI "spying" on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. But he was also joined by U.S. Attorney John Durham, a longtime career official in the Justice Department whom Barr had tapped to run a parallel investigation — even though Durham, according to recent reports, cannot find criminal misconduct to charge.

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Trump allies have launched a ‘tremendous lying operation’ about IG’s Russia probe report: CNN’s Toobin

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WATCH LIVE: Democrats to unveil historic articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

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