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'I'm very afraid': Muslim shock as Trump heads for victory

By Paul Elliott, For The Village Sun Times, On 14 November 2016, Read Original
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Never did I think that I would see an African-American church defiled by the words "Vote Trump" after being scorched by fire.

Do you think these celebs will actually leave the USA once Donald Trump becomes presedent? Part of its unprecedented outreach to court Muslim voters, the Clinton campaign did something Barack Obama as a candidate could not think of during his campaign in 2008 or 2012 - releasing an ad just days before election invoking Islam and featuring Pakistani American Khizr Khan, the father of United States soldier Humayun Khan, who was slain fighting in Iraq in 2004. That's when the enormity of it all hit me. Stock markets will crash and a recession will come if he gets us into trade wars. Indeed, one of Trump's first defining moments as a presidential candidate came in December, when, following terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California, he proposed a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the U.S. In the same interview, Trump suggested creating a database to keep track of Muslims now living in the country and allowing the federal government to close down mosques at its discretion. But if I know anything about our people, I know that they are fundamentally good.

"You said you want to make America great again".

"The Muslim community definitely feels a sense of urgency around Donald Trump's presidential election bid", Laila Abdelaziz, government affairs director for Council on American-Islamic Relations in Florida, told Takruri.

And that's just the concrete stuff.

God bless you, my daughter, and God bless America. And the fact that millions of Americans - our neighbors, even our relatives - willingly signed up for that would understandably make a lot of young people question everything about their country.

So why are we having demonstrations over the results of the election?

July - Although his bid is initially dismissed as a sideshow by many commentators and journalists, opinion polls start showing Trump taking a lead in a crowded field of 17 Republican contenders. I told him not to be disgusted but to fight back. "And it really helped many evangelicals and Catholics come home".

Trump's campaign was again mired in controversy when he lashed out at Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of US Army Captain Humayun Khan who was killed in Iraq.

Every minute that our young people idle their engines - brooding in a funk about how bad and hopeless that America seems because a plurality of folks elected such a man as president - is a minute they've surrendered to his form of tyranny, real or imagined.

'She was talking about world peace - but Trump was talking about fighting against Muslims'. "Muslims are foreigners to him". Oppose him the old-fashioned way - taking to the streets, occupying the office of your reactionary congressman - or some newfangled way. After the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, Trump called for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States".

The fears about "Donald Trump's America" are exaggerated. Others were apprehensive that the president-elect will implement campaign pledges to clamp down on Muslims entering the United States. But a Trump tumult after an unexpected victory may change America and the world at large beyond recognition.

He embraced the hateful language of Quran-burning rallies , anti-mosque protests, and perhaps most violently, the ugly underbelly that is the comments' sections of news articles.

He had later explained his tweet saying, "When I see they [the attackers] put it [the bomb] in a park and there were mostly Christians although many others were killed..." Pakistani community leaders in NY estimate that more than 80% Pakistani American voters would vote for Clinton while a tiny minority would vote for Trump. And yes, he could change everything tomorrow. She is also, as she told CNN's Carol Costello Friday, a "silent secret Donald Trump voter". That he is not their president, either. 

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