Donald Trump’s victory: American Muslims express shock, fear

Fear and shock were expressed by American Muslims after Republican Donald Trump was confirmed as President of the US after months of taking anti-Islamic stands.

The Republican made his most controversial remarks about Islam in December last year, sparking anger among the world’s 1.5 billion followers of the religion, when he called for a ban on Muslims entering the US after a mass shooting in California, the Daily Mail reported.

For the editor of the Muslim section of Patheos, a website specialising in spirituality, Dilshad Ali had never felt the fear of Trump until now.

“I woke up today and I finally felt it. It felt personal, like the election was a vote against me,” the 40-year-old mother of three told CNN on Wednesday.
More than seven in ten Muslims had said they would vote for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, according to an October survey by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

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