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Muslim-Americans React to Donald Trump Winning the Election: ‘I Fear for My Muslim Family’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Manchester NHRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Manchester NH
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH on Monday November 07, 2016. Jabin Botsford—The Washington Post/Getty Images

Muslim-Americans took to Twitter on election night to express their dismay at the election of Donald Trump, a man who has repeatedly said he would ban Muslims from the U.S. if elected president.

Despite sharing feelings of fear, many people encouraged defiance in the face of hate and bigotry.

“All joking aside. We can’t be afraid. We have to be defiant in the face of bigotry and injustice,” writer Imraan Siddiqi tweeted.