"After the war with Islamic State people were looking for the right path, and distancing themselves from Islam," said Omar Firas, the founder of the church.
Donald Trump Jr. blasted Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar as an "anti-Semite" in response to a comment she made about the Muslim Democrat made about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Today, members of Congress are introducing the No Ban Act, which would explicitly make moves like Trump's Muslim Ban illegal.
"This gentleman that I just was reading the email about has legal status in the United States. Now, he's not a U.S. citizen, but he had legal status being here," the U.S. ambassador said.
Renowned atheist author Richard Dawkins ridiculed reports the predominately Muslim nation of Brunei plans to make homosexuality punishable by death, provoking his critics to once again accuse him of anti-Islamic "bigotry."
"We don't like Muslim extremists at all. We're not fans of Islam in any shape or form. Still, killing of innocent civilians is probably not cool," store owner T.J. Kirgin said in a video.
"There is real data and information currently, right now on the rise of white supremacy right here in this United States of America," Representative Rashida Tlaib pointed out.
American supporters of Donald Trump littered social media with posts condemning accusations tying the president's anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric to Friday's shooting at two New Zealand mosques.
"We also advise that the United States take a hard look at its own domestic human rights record, and first take care of its own affairs," Chinese spokesperson Lu Kang said.
"To me, it was the same thing as if they had asked someone to take their top off."
Disproportionate media coverage encourages Americans to fear the "Muslim terrorist" and ignore other threats, researchers warned.
"I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?" Omar tweeted.
Hallandale Beach Commissioner Anabelle Lima-Taub accused Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib of plotting to "blow up Capitol Hill" in an anti-Muslim Facebook rant.
"We don't think he's suitable as a practicing Muslim to be vice chair because he'd be the representative for ALL Republicans in Tarrant County, and not ALL Republicans in Tarrant County think Islam is safe or acceptable in the U.S."
Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar are the first Muslim women to take office in the U.S. House of Representatives.
"They're looking for something more intersectional," conservative commentator Mark Steyn joked about Democrats.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus posted online that "this effort is disgraceful and un-American, and Republicans in Tarrant County should defeat it handily."
The U.S. military is already grappling with a seasonal uptick in complaints about unconstitutional Christian iconography and symbols popping up at bases—especially in Muslim countries.
Congressional Democrats are poised to update Capitol Hill rules that would allow lawmakers such as Ilhan Omar to wear religion headwear in the chamber.
"What I'd like to see is things like their worldview...Are they people of faith? Do they have a biblical view of justice?" said Whitaker in 2014.