Here are some comments:
Moussa ElBayoumi, who heads the Kansas branch of the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) calls on Trump “to respect the United States constitution and the values upon which it is built.” And if the president-elect fails in this, he adds: “CAIR would stand ready to defend the civil liberties of all American citizens, including Muslim Americans.”
“The Republican Muslim Coalition is looking forward to working with president Trump,” states Saba Ahmed, leader of the coalition. Ms. Ahmed remarks that Muslim Americans should put aside Trump’s threat on banning Muslims from entering the country and “stop playing victims.” She adds that Muslims “should become more proactive and have strategic outreach to the Republicans. We cannot afford to remain partisan and support only the Democratic Party.”
Trump supporter, Arab American journalist Ray Hanania, says “The bottom line is that Trump’s election is a slap on the face of American media which feeds on anti-Arab, anti-Muslim racism more than Donald Trump ever did.”
“How is it possible that here in America in 2016, could a man who has based his campaign on hatred, bigotry and divisiveness, win the hearts and minds of so many American people?” wonders social activist Shadin Maali.