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« on: Mar 01, 2011 06:04 PM »


I've always heard that American Muslims are divided politically--some voting Republican and some voting Democratic.  If we are ever going to be an effective political unit, we need to unite.  In 2008 I voted for Cynthia McKinney.  She was running for president on the Green Party ticket.  I liked her because she was very brave and stood up against Israel...and paid dearly for it.  I hope that she runs again next year and that more Muslims vote for her.

I know that a lot of Muslims don't want to want to vote Democratic because they support abortion and gay marriages, etc...

But we should be VERY, VERY afraid of the Republican party!  Take a look at the following article and tell all the Muslims you know here in America NOT to vote Republican.  If they get in office, we'll probably all end up in concentration camps!  This is just my humble opinion, but take a look....

http://www.aljazeerah.info/Opinion%20Editorials/2011/February/28%20o/Ignorant%20Islamophobe,%20Mike%20Huckabee,%20Spreads%20Lies%20About%20Jesus%20Christ%20in%20the%20Holy%20Quran,%20a%20CAIR%20Statement.htm


Ignorant Islamophobe, Mike Huckabee, Spreads Lies About Jesus Christ in the Holy Quran, a CAIR Statement

CAIR, Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, February 28, 2011


CAIR Asks Presidential Hopeful to Apologize for Comments on Islam Mike Huckabee falsely claims Muslims believe Jesus and his followers are 'infidels'

The prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, CAIR, today called on presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee to apologize for "inaccurate and offensive" comments about Islam and to meet with Muslim leaders to discuss growing Islamophobia in American society.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) made those requests after the Fox News host and possible 2012 presidential candidate falsely claimed that Muslims believe "Jesus Christ and all the people who follow him are a bunch of infidels who should be essentially obliterated."

In his recent "Fox and Friends" interview, Huckabee referred to Islam as the "antithesis of the gospel of Christ." He also seemed to compare Muslim prayer being allowed in a church to the showing of pornographic films.

Video: Huckabee Infuriated by Church Allowing Muslims to Pray There

"On this Presidents' Day, we ask Mike Huckabee -- a person who may again seek the highest office in the land -- to live up to the principles of tolerance and interfaith respect that make our nation great," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. "We urge Mr. Huckabee to do some research and to apologize for his inaccurate and offensive remarks."

He offered to arrange a meeting between Huckabee and national Muslim leaders to discuss misperceptions of Islam and the growing Islamophobia in American society.

Awad quoted the Quran to show that Muslims revere Jesus as one of God's greatest messengers to humankind and respect Christians and Jews as people who received divine revelation.

He said the Quran states: "Say: 'We believe in God and the revelation given to us and to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and their descendants, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and it is to Him that we surrender ourselves.'" (2:136)

Another verse in the Quran states: "Behold! The angels said: 'O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him. His name will be Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and in (the company of) those nearest to God.'" (3:45)

The Quran shows Jesus speaking from the cradle and, with God's permission, curing lepers and the blind. (5:110) God also states in the Quran: "We gave (Jesus) the Gospel and put compassion and mercy into the hearts of his followers." (57:27)

"For Mr. Huckabee to falsely claim that Muslims regard all Christians as 'infidels,' a term used only by Hollywood 'B' movies directors, serves to divide our nation along religious lines," said Awad.

Awad noted that Glenn Beck, another Fox commentator, recently promoted the bizarre theory that Islam is a "vehicle" of Satan and that Muslim leaders in Egypt and Iran are trying to bring the Antichrist to Earth.

Video: Glenn Beck -- Muslim Leaders Want the Antichrist to Return On Glenn Beck: Author Who Thinks Islam is "Vehicle" of Satan

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« Reply #1 on: Mar 01, 2011 08:39 PM »

wsalam,

There are a lot of issues in the Muslim community unfortunately. First, there is this "camp" that still thinks voting is participating in a haram system blah blah blah. Then among the people left after that there are those who think "1 vote doesn't make a difference" blah blah blah. Then among the people that are politically minded there can definitely be some disagreement on who to vote for. What I've done for my community over the last 2 years is put together a "voter guide" - like who to vote for on the different items on the ticket down to the schoolboard and if they've supported Muslim causes and why. This is usually done with the help of non-Muslims who are active with us politically ie the peace movement people.

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