YouTuber to Candidates at GOP Debate: How Will You Address ‘Culture of Hatred'?

Three video bloggers joined the conversation during Thursday night's Republican debate to ask the candidates questions "on an issue that matters to them and their communities," NBC News reported. 

Lifestyle and beauty vlogger Nabela Noor was among the content creators who joined the debate. Addressing Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, she asked a question on what she believes is Islamophobia that drew swift reactions online from viewers.

"In 2015, the number of hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. has tripled and on social media, where I spend a lot of time, I've seen many attacks directed towards fellow Muslims. This culture of hatred is only driving ISIS to radicalize, recruit, and incite violence. As president, what would you do to address this toxic climate and promote increased tolerance in the United States?" Noor, who is Muslim and was born and raised in the U.S., asked.

Jeb Bush responded by pushing back against the creation of "an environment that's toxic in our own country," and criticized frontrunner Donald Trump's past suggestions of a ban on Muslims.

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