Mixed reaction to Trump from prominent Muslim Americans

Mixed reaction to Trump from prominent Muslim Americans

As Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States, many Muslim women are expressing worry about their safety on Twitter.

In Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, there was a mixture of shock and nervousness about how the victory would affect the relationship with traditional ally the USA, as well as future relations between America and the Muslim world.

He called for "extreme vetting" of Muslims entering the country, and even initially wanted an all-out ban, although he reversed that stance.

Mr Trump famously called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States in the build-up to the election which sparked a furious backlash from faith leaders.

"I think it's really scary to see that kind of narrative to continue, especially from someone in power, like a president", Khan told CBC Toronto's Dwight Drummond. To a part of America, Trump's victory is a personal loss, for they will now be under the leadership of a man who wanted them out in the first place. "According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population".

He was also noticeably conciliatory toward his vanquished rival, Hillary Clinton, whom he has spent months berating as a corrupt favorite of the Washington establishment who broke the law by using a private server to send and receive classified data.

Many Muslims around the world are expressing dismay this afternoon over Donald Trump's election as U.S. president, saying they fear it might raise tensions between the West and Islam and also contribute to radicalisation.

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Musid said many in her extended family, who are of Yemeni ancestry and trace their USA roots back to the 1940s, are in a state of shock and worry.

"And we have to make sure that Muslims come in and report when they see something going on", Trump said during the second Presidential debate.

Vice president-elect Mike Pence and Republican president-elect Donald Trump shake hands during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City.

Now that Trump has won, there is an urgent need to address the campaign rhetoric, which has divided the nation, said Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations' Los Angeles chapter.

Asma Omar, 22, a Somali American who lives in Dearborn, said she voted for Clinton, as she didn't want "anyone like Trump going into the White House".

"Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the risky threat it poses, our country can not be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad and have no sense of reason or respect for human life", Trump said. They're here legally, but they're not USA citizens. In 2000, estimates showed president-elect George W Bush carried as much as 72% of US Muslim voters.

Like officials at CAIR, one Utah community leader said he accepted the result of the USA democratic process and hoped the president-elect's style would change once he became commander in chief. In Dhaka, some citizens hoped the pressure of office would temper Trump's views.