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Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will not back down from his call to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.

The comment has fueled some backlash against Trump.

With that in mind, Saad Hamed asks for protection over his family during his daily noon prayer.

Hamed is a U.S. Marine and Muslim.

He says some blame his faith for the terrorist attacks in Paris and most recently San Bernardino, California.

“It hurts so badly because they are claiming our religion and what are they’re doing is hurting our religion. They’re Muslim extremists but they’re not following the religion,” Hamed said.

Hamed was born in Michigan and was raised on Cleveland’s west side and North Olmsted.

He served for five years in the military as a Marine.

He says after the recent attacks he has noticed that some people treat him differently because he is Muslim.

“You get dirty looks especially if I go with my mom or my wife,” Hamed said.



Article and Picture Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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