11-09-2016: Michiana Muslims Reaction after Donald Trump's Victory:
As right wing republicans across the country celebrate the outcome of this historic election, we as Muslim Americans should remain optimistic. It is undeniable that the rhetoric emerging from the camp of the president-elect over the past year has made many minority groups including Muslims in this country fearful for their own safety, and that of their families and friends. Furthermore, it seems inevitable that those who are hateful towards Islam will become more emboldened to carry out acts of hatred and bigotry. However, in this atmosphere of turmoil and uncertainty, we Muslims believe that everything that happens is by the decree of God, Almighty. Though the consequences of this election may seem negative, it may also bring about much good. We look forward to seeing an awakening of the hearts and minds of all Americans as they recognize that the best America is an inclusive and united America. And that those who seek to exploit our inner fears will no longer garner our votes. Let us not forget that political power in this country is not permanent and Donald Trump is not a king. We believe that through our continued engagement in our civic duty, the American spirit to stand up for social justice, civil liberties and participation in the political process we can bring about change for the better.