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Muslim man wants Trump to see Huntsville's diversity

Published: Feb. 23, 2016 at 10:43 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 22, 2016 at 11:02 PM CDT
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Aladin Beshir would like to invite Trump to dinner at his home. (Source: WAFF)
Aladin Beshir would like to invite Trump to dinner at his home. (Source: WAFF)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Between 10,000 and 20,000 people are expected to attend Donald Trump's rally this Sunday in Huntsville.

Trump's visit to the Rocket City is expected to be brief, but one Huntsville man is hoping he can get a word in with Trump, and tell him he's been wrong about some of the remarks he's made about Muslims in America. Aladin Beshir would even like to invite the presidential candidate to dinner at his home.
 
"I'll make him anything he wants except Pork and Wine," said Beshir, who was born in Egypt but has living in the United States
for over thirty years. He knows it's a long shot Trump accepts his invite....

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"I can ask for the moon, but I know I won't reach it," said Beshir.
 
But Beshir wants Trump to know, that though the presidential candidate has taken a harsh stand against Muslims, he welcomes him to town with open arms.

"I invite him to dinner, at the mosque, the church, the temple, to sit with a religious leader, and really talk to us," said Beshir.

He believes Trump's Islamaphobia is ungrounded.

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"There is nothing to fear, but fear itself," said Beshir.

Beshir said Trump has been playing on this angle to garner media attention and support.

"It doesn't mean that when he sits in a chair, he will roll with the same thing," said Beshir. "We always hear promises on the campaign. But all what I'm concerned about is the unity of our country and what we all believe in. "

Beshir said he'll be at the rally, but not in protest. He said that's the opposite of what needs to happen to eliminate the hostility between religious and racial groups.

"It's a great opportunity for our community and the diversity we're a very united community," said Beshir.

Tickets are still available for the rally. They are free online.

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