I offer a list of electoral candidates that we support, after the list, there will be an explanation for reasons why. Note: Since these are Primary Elections, we will be willing to give the benefit of the doubt to candidates who have been asked, but have not yet signed The Pledge. We will take a much stronger position in the General Elections, against people who fail to sign The Pledge.
To begin with, Muslims have the same concerns as non-Muslims in choosing our political leaders…with one difference, we want to feel secure in this country. For Muslims, personal security, free from the prodding and persecutions that have beset us since 9-11, is probably the single overriding concern. We wish to be able to pursue our lives with the comfort and knowledge that we are going to be treated as equals in this country of equals and that we will be accorded the same rights and the same equal protections under the constitution, that are enjoyed by our fellow (non-Muslim) Americans.
Unfortunately, this is not so today… Read more »
This election cycle, Muslims in Puget Sound are going through Phase One of self-assertion. We are requiring any politician who ants our ballot support, to pledge s-he will guarantee equal protection under the constitution for ALL, including Arabs and Muslims.
This should not be such a difficult issue for any politician since, their oath of office includes swearing to uphold the constitution of the United States and THAT guarantees equal protection for all. It is a sad comment that most politicians are afraid to use the “A”-word (Arab) and the “M”-word (Muslim) Read more »