Muslims in the United States are celebrating the first major Muslim president since President Donald Trump’s election victory.
Trump has pledged to make the country safer by strengthening security, and he has praised the mosque at the site of the World Trade Center bombing in New York City.
His campaign, however, has questioned the mosque’s decision to host a leader who has praised violence against the US, and called the mosque “an open hate group”.
Trump has also spoken disparagingly of Islam and Muslims.
He has said that some Muslims are “worse than the Nazis” and that “they’re destroying the Middle East”.
However, Muslims in America are welcoming Trump’s new Muslim support, with many calling him a friend and a mentor.
“He’s the first Muslim president,” said Ibrahim al-Rami, a spokesman for the Islamic Center of Minnesota.
“When I was growing up, I never saw a Muslim in the White House.
Now, I can’t believe it.
He’s the leader.
It’s a good thing for the Muslim community, because this is the first time since 9/11 that we’ve seen a Muslim president.”
Trump is a Muslim, so he’s a real leader.”‘
I have a strong sense. “
I’m very optimistic that the Muslim-American community is going to grow in strength.
I have a strong sense.
I feel very comfortable.
I think that the United Muslim Emirates [UAE] is going in the right direction.
I’m very happy that he is going into office.””
As long as he’s here, I’m going to be very happy.
I’m very happy that he is going into office.”
He said the Trump administration was “not perfect”.
“I don’t have a lot of confidence in the administration,” he said.
“Trump has a lot to do with it.
The first thing he’s going to do is make America safe again. “
And I think they’re going to get a lot out of it.
“The next thing is going on is he’s gonna get his cabinet appointments.””
He was happy with the support from the Trump transition team, saying they “did a really good job.””
The next thing is going on is he’s gonna get his cabinet appointments.”
He was happy with the support from the Trump transition team, saying they “did a really good job.”
But he said he still had concerns about the new administration.
“I still have a question, which is, is it going to change the administration or change the world?” he said, laughing.
“Will this president go back to the way he was?
I don’t know.
And I hope that we can build this country back up.””
Because I have faith in him.
And I hope that we can build this country back up.”
But even though many Muslims in Minnesota are excited about Trump, others in the state are not.
“It’s a very different country.
It was a very diverse country, it had a very interesting and beautiful society,” said Abdallah Azzam, a mosque administrator in Minneapolis.
I’ve never had a problem with them. “
But, I have confidence that they’re doing a good job, they’re working with the Trump people.
It’s good that we’re having a Muslim mayor.”