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    The fallout from the Orlando terror attack reverberating on the campaign trail with Donald Trump now calling for a ban on all people immigrating from the Middle East. Marianne Favro reports. (Published Tuesday, June 14, 2016)

    The fallout from the Orlando terror attack reverberating on the campaign trail with Donald Trump now calling for a ban on all people immigrating from the Middle East.

    An estimated 30,000 Afghans live in the Bay Area, many with ties to Little Kabul in Fremont.

    On Tuesday, many Afghans said they fear Trump's message may cause a backlash against their community.

    "The anti-Muslim rhetoric is dangerous," said Aisha Wahab with the Afghan Coalition. "We do not want copycats and we do not want a rise in harassment of people who look Afghan or mid eastern."

    Wahab said the horrific acts of the shooter in Orlando do not represent the Afghan community or the Muslim population.

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