It’s not a Donald Trump presidency that I’m worried about. Trump is doing an excellent job all on his own of making that as dim a prospect as can be. It’s the deplorables in his midst, energized after eight years of a Kenyan Muslim usurper's presidency, who make me anxious. I met some of them at the Republican National Convention to give them an opportunity to talk Islam with an actual Muslim. I was accused on multiple occasions, of being a front for a secret Muslim invasion.
During the second presidential debate, an undecided Muslim voter and mother of two, Gorbah Hamed, asked both candidates how they would handle the growing issue of Islamophobia. Violence against their community is a big concern for Muslim-American voters this election. The root of it all seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding of what Islam is and who Muslim Americans are. Trump responded with a wink and a smile to his anti-Islam base. His played into ISIS’s Islam-against-America narrative, and pandered to his xenophobic supporters, suggesting that Muslim Americans are in on it when it comes to terrorism. The video above is the response of one of those Muslim Americans—me—to Trump’s jihad against Islam.