As Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is commanding national attention for proposing a ban on Muslims entering the country, the Ku Klux Klan is reportedly handing out recruitment fliers in Alabama encouraging people to “fight the spread of Islam in our country.”The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, is calling on public officials to repudiate the KKK’s recruitment efforts and its anti-Muslim fliers. Ibrahim Hooper, the group’s spokesperson, told ThinkProgress that Trump’s recent Islamophobic rhetoric is putting Muslims across the country on high-alert.“Trump’s statement has really given tacit permission to that minority of bigots out there to go after Muslims,” he said. “The mainstreaming of anti-Muslim hate is the problem, and Donald Trump has really brought it to the mainstream.”

Source: Trump’s Anti-Muslim Campaign Is Helping Fuel White Supremacist Recruitment | ThinkProgress