The Global Muslim Brotherhood has not yet reacted widely to the victory of Donald Trump in the US Presidential elections. In one of the few public statements by Brotherhood entitites, the Islamist publication the Middle East Monitor is reporting that a leader in the Egyptian Brotherhood’s political party called Trump’s victory a “disaster” for the Arab and Muslim world:
November 9, 2016 Donald Trump’s victory in the US elections is a ‘disaster’ for the Arab and Muslim world, a Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson said today.
Mamdouh Al-Muneer, a member of the supreme body of the Freedom and Justice Party, wrote on social media that the results of the elections were a catastrophe as a ‘racist’ has ascended to the White House.
‘Goliath is coming himself, with his horses and men… what our nation has witnessed in the last period is something and what is to come is something different. God willing it will be for us not against us.’”
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) released a statement of congratulations but also said there was a “justifiable concern” given Trump’s past statements:
9 November 2016 Following the election of Mr Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain issued the following statement: ‘The people of the United States have clearly spoken and I congratulate Mr Trump’.
‘There is however, a justifiable concern about his election. It is hugely worrying that a man who has openly called for discrimination against Muslims and other minorities has become the leader of a superpower nation. We hope the bombast and rhetoric we have seen from Mr Trump in the last few months gives way to a more reconciliatory approach. The President-elect must demonstrate that his election is not a green light for bigotry for the rest of the world.’