With a weary look on her face and hoop earrings made of peace symbols dangling from her ears, Asima Silva lays out a few snacks for the youngest of her five children. There’s spinach and artichoke hummus with pita, and some cheesecake.
Silva says the family’s dinner routine is a bit off this night, following what she said has been a confusing day — the day after America elected Donald Trump president.
A Muslim Democratic state delegate from Holden, Silva says it’s been difficult listening to some of the language used this campaign season, specifically language targeting Muslims.
President-elect Trump peppered his campaign with anti-Muslim sentiments, including the suggestion that all Muslims in the country be required to register in a database.
Silva says it’s messages like that that concern her.