For Muslim Americans, Fear and Shock at a Trump Presidency (


An imperiled minority fears that latent demons of intolerance and violence have been released into the wild. By Lawrence Pintak.

American Muslims and Arab-Americans woke up Wednesday morning with shock, fear, and a determination to tackle head-on the bigotry that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House.

“The U.S. we knew yesterday is no longer the same U.S.,” Khalil Jahshan, the executive director of the Arab Center, told me as the final votes were tallied in the early morning hours. “To me, this is an unprecedented white insurgency. We’re in for some frightening surprises.”

Today, America is a nation in which Muslims and other immigrants fear they are no longer welcome.

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