The co-founder of the Muslim Reform Movement, Asra Nomani, told Steve Doocy on Fox News that she voted for Donald Trump because Hillary Clinton accepted donations from Middle Eastern countries that fund the Islamic State.
Steve Doocy: “Oh, wait a minute, you are a liberal, why didn’t you vote for Hillary Clinton?”
Asra Nomani: “Well, I was unfortunately disappointed by the two terms that we’ve had of Barack Obama’s administration.”
I’m a single mother. I’m an immigrant. I’m a woman of color. I’m a Muslim. And yet, I feel like we have betrayed liberal ideals by putting forward this political correctness and identity politics that makes it so that we don’t talk about the Islam and Islamic state. And the trickle down of Obama’s policies related to health care, mortgage refinancing. They didn’t help me in my life condition.
And I’ll tell you that as a Muslim, one of my greatest concerns is the issue of Islamic extremism. It really broke my heart when I saw that Hillary Clinton knew that Qatar and Saudi Arabia are financing and funding the Islamic state and other Sunni radical groups, as revealed in the WikiLeaks documents, but yet they took that money, birthday gifts and other donations for the Clinton Foundation.
I appreciate that Donald Trump has a pragmatic approach to the issue of Islamic extremism.
I do not believe he’s a racist. I do not believe he’s an Islamphobe. I think he engaged in hyperbole in order to get his point across, and that liberals have failed to have a conversation that’s in the middle about this.”
Steve Doocy: “You are right about that.”