Muslim Leader Invites Donald Trump to New Jersey Amid Controversy

The leader of a national Muslim-American organization has invited Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to come to Jersey City and meet with Muslims there. 

Last month Trump claimed he saw television reports of "thousands of people" in Jersey City cheering as the Twin Towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001. The city has a significant population of Muslim immigrants. There is no evidence of that actually having happened.

Trump also has said he would use a database to track Muslims in the U.S. if he's elected.

At a news conference in Jersey City on Thursday, Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called Trump's comments "vicious and unfounded" and invited him to visit the city.

A spokeswoman for Trump's campaign didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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