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Will Islam in America Be Like Islam in China? Plus, A Reaction to Trump's Ideas

In recent days, we have had reports that ISIS is working to recruit millions of Muslims in China with a song. Remember, Muslims in China are often persecuted and, in the wake of the recent California shootings, we continue our look at whether Muslims in America will see similar persecution.

Remember, China is a nation that has had many highly publicized examples of human rights abuses against Muslims. Chinese policy expert Harry Wu says these Islamic people are leaving a Chinese province to flee persecution and go elsewhere.

Laogai Research Foundation Executive Director Harry Wu says, "Today there are many Islamic people escaped from Xinjiang. They went to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, they went to Turkey, even went to Germany. They applied for political asylum. And, they have to care about their religion. So they become a part of the terrorist group."

Some note that there are hints that we will see similar policy in the US. A top candidate for president has taken a strong stance against Muslims in America.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump says, "Most recently a poll from Center for Security Policy released data showing 25 percent of those polled agreed that violence against Americans, these are people that are here by the way. Twenty-five percent of those polled agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as part of the global jihad."

However, area residents we spoke with had mixed feelings on Trump's ideas.

"I don't agree with it because it's really not fair for them to be locked out of our country. And, there's also the fact that with all the stuff going on and with all the shootings, would also help prevent that. If you look at it. Depending of what way you look at it," says Devon Feehan, a Windsor resident.

In our region, a hamlet known as Islamberg populated by Muslims has some worried that a terror compound exists in america. Fox 40 stopped by Islamberg and found it to be heavily secured.

Regardless, residents of The Southern Tier don't truly seem ready to start blaming Muslims in entirety.

Cameron Horton, a Windsor resident says, "It's not fair to single all of them out. Because not all of them are bad. But also with all the shootings that are going on, it might help to prevent some of that."

It is interesting to note that a New York Times/CBS News poll released tonight finds that Americans fear terrorism today as much as they did just after 9/11.