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We must reach out to Muslim 'friends': Kasich

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 01:41

U.S. Republican presidential candidate John Kasich touts his ability to react to attacks like the one in Brussels over front-runner Donald Trump, saying it's important to also reach out to the Muslim community to counter extremism. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Wednesday (March 23) touted his national security credentials to react to attacks like the one that killed at least 31 people in Brussels on Tuesday. Speaking to a crowd of supporters at a campaign stop in Wisconsin, Kasich appeared to compare his qualifications to those of rival and Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who had suggested after the attacks in Belgium that Muslim neighborhoods ought to be patrolled and monitored for Islamic extremism, according to various media accounts. Trump easily defeated Kasich and fellow Republican candidate Ted Cruz in the Arizona nominating contest with a hardline anti-immigration message and tough talk on Islamic militants. Kasich told his supporters it was crucial to communicate with "friends in the Muslim community" for their help in countering Muslim radicalization.

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We must reach out to Muslim 'friends': Kasich

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 01:41