What we know right now is that the Trump era lies ahead of us. The immediate intervallic period between now and late January when he assumes office will be a time of increasing fear met with protest and resistance against the way things turned out on 11/9 and against the sinking reality that we face four years of Trump.
My work with the Muslim community started during the Iraq war and I moved to Washington, DC during a time that was dominated by neoconservatives. The Bush era neocon approach to working with Muslims looks nuanced and progressive in the face of a Trump presidency.
What do we know about Islamophobia in a post 9/11 period, specifically, how does the tone of the US president influence Islamophobia? I wrote a very practically minded article in the Islamic Monthly where I address this question. I wrote this with the Muslim community in mind, and really just wanted to throw some important questions out on the table regarding how to proceed under a Trump presidency.