Anxiety and Fear: Birmingham Muslims React to Election of Donald Trump

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When Donald Trump was on the campaign trail, he made a promise to “make America great again.” Part of that plan involves a complete and total ban on Muslim immigrants trying to enter the United States. But what about the Muslims that already live in the U.S?

Many say they’re concerned for their own safety and the safety of their religious community and freedoms. In the week following the election, several Muslim men and women have reported being attacked or harassed by people evoking Trump’s name. Fear and anxiety are especially high among Muslims in Birmingham and the South and we talk about that with Nick Patterson, editor of the weekly newspaper Weld. He starts by describing how members of the Muslim community are reacting to the election of soon to be President Donald Trump.

Nick Patterson

Nick Patterson is the editor for WELD for Birmingham, a weekly newspaper covering news and politics, arts and culture and community engagement in the Magic City. Patterson joins WBHM each Thursday during All Things Considered to discuss WELD's top stories.

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