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How Trump Used Social Media in the U.S. Presidential Elections

In the US, new media have long been known to turn the tide of presidential races. In the 1930s, radio was as a tool that Franklin D. Roosevelt used masterfully to speak to Americans in their homes and assure his place as president. John F. Kennedy became president in 1960 because he used the new …

US Non-Muslims Offer Support to Muslim Relatives & Friends

Since Donald Trump was elected the country’s next president on November 8, the United States has been in turmoil.  While some citizens are celebrating the victory of the candidate they wanted, many others are frightened that the xenophobia, Islamophobia, racism, and misogyny that Trump expressed throughout his campaign will take a devastating toll on our …

Jeremy McLellan

Jeremy McLellan’s Solidarity with Muslims Hailed By Non-Muslim Fans

Famous comedian Jeremy McLellan posted a message he received from a non-Muslim fan explaining how one of his posts in solidarity with Muslims led her to know more about Muslims and engage in voluntarily work with CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization. Few hours after this post, thousands of McLellan’s followers reacted to it with …

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American Muslims & Other US Minorities – What After Trump?

On Tuesday evening, I joined thousands of my fellow American Muslims in watching the  election results roll in, slowly, from across the nation.  As more and more states on the blank map turned red to reflect Trump’s electoral wins, many of us felt shock and disbelief. The majority of pollsters had been predicting a Clinton …

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Scared for My Kids After US Election

Wa alaikum salaam dear sister, Alhamdulilah, you have had a comfortable experience living in the US and your son is settled and happy too. You are afraid of raising your child in an environment that is intimidating to us as Muslims and are therefore afraid of having more as you had hoped to, but we …

In Trump's America, I'm Scared for the Future of Muslims

In Trump's America, I'm Scared for the Future of Muslims

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, A lot of fear has been elicited as a result of the recent US elections. However, there is much advice that we can take from the Qur’an and Sunnah on how we can deal with this situation in the most effective manner. Naturally, Muslims living in the West will face difficulties …

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US Elections: The Strong & Subtle Influence of Social Media

As protests erupt across America, reminiscent of an upset population from the Arab Spring, Turkey issues a travel advisory to its citizens; that it is unsafe to travel to some parts of the United States of America. Ever since the surprise win of President-elect Trump, parts of the nation have come crumbling down. From ethnically …

The Morning After the Trump Win

I waited up all night to hear the results. Being 7 hours ahead of the States, I couldn’t do it. I finally fell asleep fitfully only to be awoke 3 hours later by a call. My best friend from home in the USA is shaken, due to the results just being read. “Tammy, how can …

US Muslim Imams: High Morale Despite Shock

US Muslim Imams: High Morale Despite Shock

Many in the US are shocked by the elections results; for them, the Trump’s win is a terrible nightmare. Social media is now full of posts and tweets expressing frustration, fear and concerns about the future of the country. Muslims in the US are no exception. However, Imams and scholars, though having the same feelings, …

Shock & Anger Dominate Social Media Over Trump's Victory

Few hours after announcing Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections, people started reacting to the news on social media. Interestingly, a general atmosphere of shock and sadness has dominated the scene. Not only American Muslims are angry about the results, but also many non- Muslims expressed their disappointment and concern. Below, we collect …



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