Muslims Who Support Donald Trump Explain Why

In this April 7, 2016, Nedal Tamer stands inside a house he is renovating in Dearborn, Mich. Tamer feels that, as a supporter of Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency, he is in the minority among Muslim Americans. He’s comfortable with his position, yet a little confounded that he doesn’t have more company. A small number of Muslims find comfort, not concern, in Trump’s strong stance on immigrants _ seeing it as proof he could better contain extremists than other candidates. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
In this April 7, 2016, Nedal Tamer stands inside a house he is renovating in Dearborn, Mich. Tamer feels that, as a supporter of Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency, he is in the minority among Muslim Americans. He’s comfortable with his position, yet a little confounded that he doesn’t have more company. A small number of Muslims find comfort, not concern, in Trump’s strong stance on immigrants _ seeing it as proof he could better contain extremists than other candidates. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Despite Donald Trump saying Muslims should be banned from entering the United States, some American Muslims actually support him.

According to the Huffington Port online newspaper, Nedal Tamer, a Muslim based in Detroit, feels he’s in the minority because he backs the Republican billionaire – who has also said that “Islam hates the West”.

Small numbers of Muslims find comfort in Trump’s stance on immigrants, The Associated Press reports, feeling that he’s been misunderstood and he could be better at tackling extremists than other candidates.

“People have the wrong idea, even Arabs and Muslims,” says Tamer, 40. He is from a suburb of Detroit which is known for its large Arab and Muslim population. “I like the fact that he’s a little nuts. He’s got the good heart, he cares about America.” READ MORE

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