Donald Trump’s win of the White House was not just sending shockwaves through the political world – it was also shaking up the Muslim community, where 75 percent or more had stood steadfastly in the camp of Hillary Clinton, in part because of her comparatively lax policies on border control and national security.
In a Wednesday morning tweet, the Council on American-Islamic Relations blasted at Trump’s win, warning Muslims of what’s to come.
The tweet read: “Trump has created a toxic environment for Muslims – Americans who oppose bigotry must act.”
The same account also tweeted: “Being a Muslim in Trump’s America is frightening. Here’s what we can do in response … the time has come to band together to preserve what makes America great.”
And another: “Muslim-Americans worry what message Trump’s win sends.”
Another, from CAIR-Chicago: “Trump’s Victory Has Muslim-Americans Feeling Anxious.”
And one more, from CAIR–LA: “Muslim Americans fearful of Trump presidency: ‘He sees us as less than human.’”
Christine Williams at Jihad Watch noted the Muslim community’s reaction to Trump’s win as well, with a headline that summed bluntly: “The preferred candidate of jihadists loses the U.S. presidential election.”
Ouch. What a slap-down to those who would seek to breach America’s borders for terrorist intent.
Jihad Watch goes on:
“Prior to Election Day, imams were out telling Muslims to vote, even launching a special campaign:
“‘October 7 is My Muslim Vote National Khutba Day a day meant to encourage American Muslims to get to the polls this November. During this week’s services, spiritual leaders will be ascending minbars, or pulpits, to preach a khutba, or sermon, that focuses on the importance of voting in this election.’
“The #MyMuslimVote campaign is led by the activist group MPower Change and the national Muslim Students Association.
“A CAIR survey predicted that 75% of Muslims will vote for Clinton. It is well known that:
“‘CAIR has been declared a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates and was named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding operation.’
“The Muslim Students Association – a leader in the “MyMuslimVote” campaign — also has Muslim Brotherhood links.”
Meanwhile, Aljazeera had been out declaring Trump a racist and Clinton the better choice, based on the CAIR survey. And in the background, there were plenty of Pakistani American Muslims pushing for Clinton to take the high office.
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