In the first 24 hours following the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, the response among many who’d hoped and voted for a different outcome was mostly numbing and immobilizing shock. In the following 24 hours, the shock turned to anger. Tens of thousands took to the streets in protest against the election results. Fears of deportation, increased surveillance, and the imposition of a ‘registry’ for Muslims have aroused great anxiety amongst many Muslims. There has been a reported rise of hate crimes against Muslims throughout the country all in response to the election of Donald Trump.
However, should we really have this level of fear and hysteria as Muslims? Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali of the Lamppost Education Initiative addresses these issues of concern and offers some words of encouragement for Muslims in this brief video message on the election of Donald Trump!