Faith media from a range of traditions have reacted to the U.S. political landscape. Here are some recent posts from some of ACP’s “media cousins.”:
From The Islamic Monthly:
“Is it true that the next president is going to kick all of us out? What about all of the people that are coming here for safe haven? Some of them haven’t even made it through Djibouti yet!”
Read Full story: http://theislamicmonthly.com/perspectives-on-edge/
Growing up in Israel, I attended demonstrations against the occupation, organized dialogue groups with Palestinian colleagues, and campaigned vigorously for candidates I believed would bring about peace and reconciliation.
Read Full story: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/217725/want-to-understand-the-futile-rage-of-trumps-supporters-consider-the-palestinians
From Native Times:
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Donald Trump’s victory in Wisconsin declared early Wednesday morning propelled him to the White House, a stunning and unexpected win that capped off a huge night for the GOP.
Read Full story: http://nativetimes.com/index.php/news/politics/13985-donald-trump-s-wisconsin-win-nets-him-presidenc
From The Jewish Press:
It is not that people are apathetic about the outcomes of elections; they just realize that their votes do not matter.
Read Full story: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/firstonethrough/lets-make-america-vote-again/2016/11/09/
From Brown Girl:
In those endless hours of counting, contemplating and predicting, the result was finally revealed and with tired eyes and hopeful souls, we stuck to our TV screens for our hearts to be broken–soon to be followed with utter disbelief and horror in our homes, communities and around the world.
Read Full story: http://www.browngirlmagazine.com/2016/11/american-muslim-women-your-vote-mattered/
From The Hindu:
Donald Trump’s election has thrown key U.S. alliances into doubt, but could it yet destroy the liberal world order and the West as we know it?
Read Full story: http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/does-donald-trumps-victory-spell-the-end-of-the-west/article9340669.ece
From India Currents:
I stood in a voting booth intent on filling my ballot and getting on with my day, when my eyes misted over as I traced the black pen to mark the name of Hillary Clinton. I didn’t realize that I could get teary-eyed over my vote this year.
Read Full story: http://www.indiacurrents.com/why-i-will-listen-to-rush-limbaugh/
From Silicon India:
BENGALURU: Donald Trump hushed all his detractors after winning the US elections to become the 45th president of the United States. He has stunned the whole world with this victory, driving on a wave of populist rage for defeating Hillary Clinton.
Read Full story: http://www.siliconindia.com/news/usindians/Future-of-US-with-Donald-Trump-as-its-45th-President-nid-199626-cid-49.html
With Republican Donald Trump headed to the White House and Republicans in control of the U.S. Congress, a major threat looms over the Indian health care system.
Read Full story: http://www.indianz.com/News/2016/11/11/national-indian-health-board-prepares-fo.asp
From Nunatsiaq News:
Under the leadership of Donald Trump, the new president-elect of the United States, the Arctic could get a lot warmer.
Read Full story: https://goo.gl/9bhwdK
From Sho-Ban News:
FORT HALL – It was estimated there were 150 people who attended the 2016 Election Night Watch Party on November 8 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel Camas Sports Grill.
Read Full story: http://www.shobannews.com/local_4.html
From The Circle News:
The 2016 elections could see big strides forward for American Indians seeking elective office. While there are several Native candidates vying for congressional seats, the real action is in state legislatures.
Read Full story: http://thecirclenews.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1405&Itemid=39
From Navajo Times:
Eva John says the predominantly mail-in voting system in San Juan County is highly confusing. A lot of Diné here don’t speak English,” said John, who is from Mexican Water. “They don’t know how to write and the older people are having difficulties understanding the voting system.”
Read Full story: http://navajotimes.com/rezpolitics/mail-voting-confusing-utah/
From Lion’s Roar:
Reeling from the election news? Susan Piver offers five actions we can all take to “not bite the hook.”
Read Full story: http://www.lionsroar.com/susan-piver-election-response/
The anger, fear, and confusion that has rippled through the country for some time came to a head last night when Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. Regardless of your political affiliation, it’s undeniable that the nation has entered uncharted territory. Here in New York City, where Tricycle is headquartered, the tension is palpable.
Read Full story: https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/5-teachings-tough-times/
From The Algemeiner:
JNS.org — A major Jewish civil and human rights non-governmental organization released recommendations on how parents and educators can help young people “sort out” their feelings following “the outcome of the lengthy, emotional and controversial 2016 presidential election,” according to a statement released Thursday.
Read Full story: https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/11/12/adl-releases-tip-for-post-election-emotional-healing/
From Baltimore Jewish Times:
After a bitter race for the White House between two of the most unpopular candidates in recent times, Republican Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States.
Read Full story: http://jewishtimes.com/53865/its-trump/news/
From Atlanta Jewish Times:
From the moment in 2015 when he launched a presidential bid that seemed as much a publicity stunt as a political campaign until the minute the first polls closed Nov. 8, we never thought the reality show king would become the 45th U.S. president.
Read Full story: http://atlantajewishtimes.com/2016/11/view-mr-president/
From Native America Calling:
The results are in. This is a historic year with the first female nominated to a major political party and the surprising rise of businessman and reality TV star Donald J. Trump. We’ll talk with experts about the results of the election and what it means for our Native Nations.
Read Full story: http://www.nativeamericacalling.com/wednesday-november-9-2016-now/
From Indian Country:
Today is a day of sober reckoning for Indigenous Peoples, human rights and earth defenders, and allies in the United States and around the world. As a multi-regional Indigenous organization representing Nations, Peoples and governments which pre-date current nation-States and their electoral systems, IITC does not usually make statements about such outcomes.
Read Full story: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/11/10/day-sober-reckoning-us-election-and-inherent-rights-indigenous-peoples-166421
From India West:
The new Donald Trump presidency is likely to have negative consequences for both legal and undocumented immigrants, predicted panelists at a post-election briefing Nov. 10, organized by New America Media.
Read Full story: http://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/donald-trump-presidency-likely-to-adversely-affect-immigrants-notes-panel/article_ae10797c-a847-11e6-bdc8-bbb909d99342.html
From India West:
As the election results rolled in last night, it became increasingly clear that America — and the world — would never be the same. The American people overlooked all of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s faults and elected him to office in the belief that he will fix the nation’s deep-seated problems of inequity and injustice. And they rebelled against the business interests and corruption that they believed Hillary Clinton represented. Read Full story: http://www.indiawest.com/news/technology/why-technology-may-prevent-donald-trump-from-delivering-on-his/article_436ae04c-a781-11e6-a647-47d8aa502402.html
From India Tribune:
Disappointment turned into protest as people in huge numbers rallied in at least 25 US cities – including New York and Nashville, Chicago and Cleveland, San Francisco and Seattle – shouting anti-Trump slogans, burning effigies, and holding candlelight vigils to mourn yesterday’s result of the general election in which Trump secured a stunning victory despite his explosive and divisive rhetoric.
Read Full story: http://indiatribune.com/not-my-president-say-angry-americans-on-trump-victory/
From India Tribune:
Social-media sites associated with both the Islamic State and al-Qaeda hailed Trump’s success as the beginning of “dark times” for the United States, marked by domestic unrest and new foreign military campaigns that would sap the strength of the American superpower, the report said.
Read Full story: http://indiatribune.com/isis-al-qaeda-hail-donald-trump-win-say-dark-times-ahead-for-us/
With four Indian-Americans, including two women, elected to the U.S. Congress, euphoric community members said that the unprecedented victory shows they have become part of the mainstream political landscape, writes Lalit K. Jha.
Read Full story: https://siliconeer.com/current/indian-americans-celebrate-impressive-victory/
It was 1:30am on election night and it was clear that Donald Trump was on the threshold of a stunning electoral victory.
Read Full story: http://forward.com/opinion/354311/we-had-to-congratulate-trump-hes-too-important-to-be-treif-to-us/?attribution=home-hero-item-text-1
From Muslim Girl:
On Nov. 8, the world held its breath, and on Nov. 9, that breath was released in cries of shame, outrage, and fear. Reading and analyzing our President-Elect Donald Trump’s plan for his first 100 days in office, to begin after inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017, I can only echo those cries of deep regret at who our nation has elected.
Read Full story: http://muslimgirl.com/33511/trumps-first-100-days-will-look-like-muslims/
From Islamic News Daily:
We thought the United States would step back from the abyss. We believed, and the polls led us to feel sure, that Americans would not, in the end, hand the most powerful office on earth to an unstable bigot, sexual predator and compulsive liar.
Read Full story: http://islamicnewsdaily.com/country/america/usa-usa/us-elected-dangerous-leader-plenty-fear/
Donald Trump’s stunning victory has left not only the American establishment but the rest of the world also shell-shocked. This is not how it was supposed to have worked out.
Read Full story: https://crescent.icit-digital.org/articles/tapping-into-anger-of-white-ignorant-americans-trump-rides-into-the-white-house
From Muslim Matters:
As Arab and South Asian Muslim immigrants to America, their children, and grandchildren invest blood, sweat, and tears building social capital (the networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society, enabling that society to function effectively), they will never be able to gain the respect of African-Americans and Latinos in the inner city until they collectively stop benefiting from the structural violence used against these two segments of the community.
Read Full story: http://muslimmatters.org/2016/11/14/in-the-land-of-trump-making-the-musa-move-the-case-of-the-shop-keeper-in-the-hood/