Jewish activist vows solidarity with Muslims in the US

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A Jewish head of an organisation dedicated to combating hate crimes in the US has said that if the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump creates a national database for the religion's followers, he will register as a Muslim.

"As Jews, we know what it means to be registered and tagged, held out as different from our fellow citizens," Jonathan Greenblatt, Anti Defemation League (ADL) CEO, said on Thursday at the group's Never Is Now conference on anti-Semitism in New York.

During his divisive election campaign, Donald Trump has taken a particularly hard line against Muslims , suggesting to "ban" all Muslims from entering the US, advocating enhanced surveillance of mosques due to fears over radicalisation and saying that he would support requiring all Muslims in the United States to be registered in a special database.

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