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Muslim alarm as Trump heads for White House

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>> The radical Islamic extremists they're pouring in, they're coming in, we have a lot of them here. We have to be careful.>> It's comments like that that braced fears of what a Donald Trump presidency might mean for the world's Muslims. And now that Trump's won the White House, Reuters' Deputy Bureau Chief, Angus McDowall, says there's even greater concern amongst Muslims.
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>> Among those that Reuters has spoken to in countries between Nigeria and Indonesia, one prominent feeling has been that of dismay, that a candidate that has spoken about barring Muslims from his country could have been elected as the world's most powerful man.>> During his election campaign, Trump said he would clump down on Muslims entering the United States.
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He attacked his political opponents, saying they were in denial about the threat posed by militant Islam. Despite the tough talk, Trump's surprise election victory, prompted some Muslim leaders to offer their swift congratulations.>> The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the main international body for Muslim states has not yet commented on Trump's election, but some of its members, other states have.
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They've welcomed him to the presidency. Whether that welcome extends as far as clerics and ordinary citizens of Muslim countries is unclear.>> Many in the Muslim world see Trump as a divisive figure, who could fan the flames of radicalization. Others hope that once in office, he'll be forced to take a more pragmatic approach.