Asima Silva prepares snacks for her family at their home. Photo credit: Jesse Costa / WBUR

Asima Silva prepares snacks for her family at their home. Photo credit: Jesse Costa / WBUR

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.

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