Asra Nomani: Muslim Woman Votes Donald Trump And Blasts Media
Asra Nomani, a liberal Muslim woman and former Barack Obama supporter, voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the state of Virginia. The former Wall Street Journal reporter is sharing her story because she is tired of hearing all Trump voters being described as racists and bigots by some people in the media.
The 51-year-old woman claims that she supports the business mogul because Obamacare is getting too expensive for her and she had enough of liberal politicians dancing around the problems linked to radical Islam. Moreover, the appearance of corruption surrounding Clinton’s various endeavors sealed the deal.
In a lengthy opinion piece in the Washington Post, she writes:
“That would presumably include me — but it doesn’t, and that is where the dismissal of voter concerns about Clinton led to her defeat. I most certainly reject the trifecta of “hatred/division/ignorance.” I support the Democratic Party’s position on abortion, same-sex marriage and climate change.
But I am a single mother who can’t afford health insurance under Obamacare. The president’s mortgage-loan modification program, “HOPE NOW,” didn’t help me. Tuesday, I drove into Virginia from my hometown of Morgantown, W.Va., where I see rural America and ordinary Americans, like me, still struggling to make ends meet, after eight years of the Obama administration.
Finally, as a liberal Muslim who has experienced, first-hand, Islamic extremism in this world, I have been opposed to the decision by President Obama and the Democratic Party to tap dance around the “Islam” in Islamic State.”
Nomani’s message has gone viral. Most Trump voters praised her for the willingness to put identity politics aside and support their candidate. A few of them still mentioned that they have issues with her religion. Liberal commenters mocked the journalist saying that Trump will praise her and then show the door with his proposed Muslin ban.