Donald Trump is well-known for his Islamophobic remarks and repeated calls for creating a "Muslim registry" as well as banning Muslims from entering the United States.

But, while the U.S. president-elect has consistently taken a xenophobic stance against Muslims, he has also publicly praised them on many occasions ... leaving us scratching our heads. It may just be, as some have suggested, that Trump actually only has a problem with certain kinds of Muslims: those who aren't super rich.

Regardless, here's a look at the many times that Trump has had very positive things to say about Muslims and the Muslim community.

1. That time he said: "I love the Muslims"

"I love the Muslims. I think they're great people," Trump told CNN in September 2015

He made the remarks during a visit to a high school in Iowa. A student also asked him if he'd be willing to put a Muslim in his cabinet to which he responded, "Oh, absolutely. No problem with that."

Trump has also previously pointed out that he has a number of good Muslim friends.

2. When he praised Saudis for buying his multi-million dollar apartments

"[Saudis] buy apartments from me," Trump said during a campaign rally in 2015, according to The Hill

"They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.”

That's right, he said he likes Saudis "very much."

3. When he called an Emirati billionaire and his family "beautiful people"

Trump is business partners with Hussain Sajwani, the founder of Dubai's DAMAC Group, and they appear to be quite close friends.

During Trump's New Year's Eve party in Florida, Trump gave a special shout-out to the Emirati businessman and his family. He called them "beautiful people" and welcomed them to his party.

So, instead of banning Muslims from the U.S., it appears the president-elect is personally inviting them to his parties. Previously, Trump has said that his rich Muslim friends would be exempt from the ban.

Sajwani also recently said he planned to continue his business dealings with Trump's company moving forward, highlighting the close friendship between their two families.

4. When he thanked Egypt's president for making the world better

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi received personal words of thanks and support from Trump during a meeting in New York in September. 

Trump thanked Egypt's president and it's people for what they have done for "the betterment of the world over the last few years." He also assured Sisi that his administration would be a "loyal friend" to Egypt in the years ahead.

Sisi responded in an interview, saying he had "no doubt" that Trump would be a strong leader.

5. When he praised "peace-loving Muslims"

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In the same meeting with Sisi, Trump emphasized "his high regard for peace-loving Muslims," according to a statement released by his team.

Trump said that he "understands that every day there are people of goodwill that sacrifice their lives and fortunes to combat the growing threat of radical Islamic terrorism."

6. When he praised Qatar's and Dubai's amazing airports

During a debate in September, Trump lamented the poor state of American infrastructure, comparing U.S. airports to those of Qatar and Dubai.

Referring to the two airports as "incredible", Trump said airports in the U.S. are "third world" in comparison.

With Dubai International Airport and Qatar's Hamada International Airport consistently ranked highly on global rankings, it's honestly no surprise that Trump took notice.

7. When he called Muhammad Ali a "wonderful guy"

As the world mourned the death of American Muslim boxing heavy weight champion Muhammad Ali, Trump tweeted high praise for the athlete.

"A truly great champion and a wonderful guy," Trump said. "He will be missed by all."

Adding to this, Trump later said that Ali "was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet."

Although Ali published a statement before his death, criticizing Islamophobic statements made by American presidential candidates, the two men had been friends for decades. The world champion even attended Trump's second wedding in 2005.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump Source: Flickr

It's still unclear what a Trump presidency holds for Muslims, Arabs and the Middle East. The president-elect has clearly made a lot of contradictory statements over the course of his campaign and as he has prepared to take office.

But, as he is set to become president on Jan. 20, Trump has continued to push for the creation of a Muslim registry and to spew Islamophobic rhetoric. Hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. are on the rise and a lot of uncertainty lies ahead.

So, does Trump really "love" Muslims? Or a special kind of Muslim? We'll just have to wait and see.