The landslide victory of Republican Donald Trump in the American Presidential Elections against his competitor the Democrat Hillary Clinton and his rhetorics on Islam and Muslims have raised concerns among American Muslims and added to the anti-Muslim sentiments. Yet, what is said during campaigns is not a mandatory to be executed when the president wins.
After his victory, he stressed that his will focus on nationalism and Americanization process which will take most of his time and effort, leaving the external issues for the UN and the Russians to tackle. He raised the slogan of “Make American Great Again” which has helped him win the presidential race.
The Muslims and the Arabs were shocked when he won, but later they realized that whether the president is a republican or a democrat, there will be no major difference as both are controlled and guided by a team which draws up the American policies.
Muslims and Arabs have believed that a devil they know is much better than a devil they don’t know; a reference to Clinton and Trump respectively.
However, extremists asked Trump in the aftermath of his victory to watch his steps as they expect a civil war in the USA.
Al-Minbar, a Jihadi Media Network, which is affiliated with ISIS, stated: “Rejoice with support from Allah, and find glad tidings in the imminent demise of America at the hands of Trump. Trump’s win of the American presidency will bring hostility of Muslims against the USA as a result of his reckless actions, which show the overt and hidden hatred against them.”
What is significant to stress is that his winning was a U-Turn towards nationalism and patriotism, which is similar to the Brexit of the UK from the EU, leaving the two western states in an orbit that separates them from the other NATO countries, leading later on to the demise and disassociation of the EU members before 2020 as the major EU states are having their own elections next year: Germany and France amongst expectations that the far right and extremists will win the elections with a landslide victory.