Den islamske verden har ikke kommet med de sterke reaksjonene på Donald Trumps seier som man skulle forvente. Man har ikke rukket å summe seg, eller man vil avvente og se hva Trumps politikk blir.
Egypts president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi møtte Trump under FNs hovedforsamling og sa at han foretrakk Trump fremfor Hillary. De mer islamistiske retningene er mer skeptiske. Reuters og Daily Mail har snakket med imamer i Indonesia.
Zuhairi Misrawi, an Islamic scholar from moderate Indonesian Islamic organisation Nahdlatul Ulama, reacted to the news by saying it would be seen as a powerplay for terrorists across the globe.
‘When the United States uses hard power, extremists gain a momentum,’ he said.
Myter spiller en stor rolle i den muslimske verden og de finnes også på regjeringshold.
A senior Pakistani government official, speaking anonymously, called the news ‘absolutely atrocious and horrifying’ while others in the country also lamented the results.
‘I am disappointed to see Donald Trump winning because Hillary Clinton is a good woman, she is good for Pakistan and Muslims all over the world,’ said Ishaq Khan, 32, speaking at an Islamabad market.
‘She was talking about world peace – but Trump was talking about fighting against Muslims.’
Det er ellers ikke så mye kjøtt på benet, dvs reaksjonene er tynne.
In Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, there was growing nervousness about how the relationship with traditional ally the United States would shape up, and how a Trump presidency would affect relations between America and the Muslim world.
‘I am very concerned that the relationship between the US and Muslim countries will become tense again,’ said the female Muslim activist Diete, 47.
Nikken Suardini, who works for a law firm in the capital Jakarta, was concerned about the proposed Muslim ban, saying: ‘If he is elected president he will block Muslims from entering the US – well, that’s just not fair.’
Kommer Trump til å prioritere den muslimske verden? Etter utsagnene å dømme har han mer å gjøre på hjemmebane. Men det kan endre seg med et terrorangrep.
A spokesman for Indonesian hardline group the Islamic Defenders’ Front said: ‘Muslims are foreigners to him.’
Den arabisk-amerikanske journalisten Roy Hanania har et interessant perspektiv: Det er de liberale mediene som har hausset Trumps anti-muslimske profil, fordi det har stilt deres kandidat i et bedre lys.
Arab American journalist Ray Hanania, who supported Trump all along, faults the mainstream American media for misleading and conditioning the public that Hillary Clinton win would be an inevitable conclusion.
«Trump’s rhetoric has been exaggerated by the media to help Clinton – the quintessential insider – hold on to power, » Hanania said.
Hanania also argued that Trump received more support from women, Latinos and blacks than Mitt Romney did in 2012, which shows how deceptive American mainstream media were. «The bottom line is that Trump’s election is a slap on the face of American media which feeds on anti-Arab, anti-Muslim racism more than Donald Trump ever did.»