As Donald Trump closed in on victory Tuesday night, Muslim and Arab-Americans took to social media to express their fear of what the future may hold.
In the wake of the Paris attacks last December, Trump called for a ban of all Muslims entering the United States until he could "figure out what is going on." In the past 11 months, Trump has tried to soften that proposal, saying during the second presidential debate that "the Muslim ban is something that in some form has morphed into extreme vetting from certain areas of the world."
Here are some of the most striking messages in the midst of election night:
"Everyone needs to relax"— lil megzi vert (@mujghannn) November 9, 2016
I AM A MUSLIM AMERICAN WHO IS ABOUT TO BE LIVING UNDER A TRUMP PRESIDENCY. DO NOT TELL US TO RELAX.
Im a woman, a Muslim, and the child of immigrants and I can't believe that I live in a country that supports Trump. I'm in tears.— amela (@amela_dedic) November 9, 2016
Reema is only 5 years old. She knows that we're Muslim and started crying when she saw Donald Trump winning... 😰 smh pic.twitter.com/jt6tlw1UEi— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) November 9, 2016
As an Arab Muslim living in America, I am incredibly scared for not only my people, but for minorities eveywhere.— Jahan (@H00PINATI) November 9, 2016
I'm a MUSLIM AMERICAN and I am terrified to my core. I'm scared 4 my family 4 my country 4 my friends. Please please stay safe.— Pej Vahdat (@pejvahdat) November 9, 2016