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Voter ballots have arrived in Washington State’s homes and it is time for us to vote. In general, Muslims have the same concerns as our fellow American s who are not Muslim…with one exception; Civil Rights.
Ever since 9-11, the anti-Muslim animosities have become almost a hysterical shriek which is led by right-wing political and religious (Jews and Christians) groups backed by funds that seem to have no limits. Politicians, smelling votes and money, have jumped on this bandwagon either by adding their shrieks to the din or, by remaining silent in the face of anti-Muslim attacks.
Thus it is, that some Muslims have decided to present an agreement to some politicians, in order to gauge their stand against Islamophobia. Most of the few politicians who were asked, agreed to sign the Agreement, one avoided giving an answer and one flat-out refused to sign it.
It is our goal that Muslims will support the politicians who agreed to sign it and will oppose the one who refused, while allowing the benefit of the doubt for the one who avoided giving an answer…this time around.
It is our hope that by the next election cycle 2014, we will be in a position to collectively use our Muslim voting power such that we can help make a politician’s career or, break it.
The list of people to vote for, is below. The politicians who agreed to sign the document, will be shown in bold blue, the ones we did not ask, but support, will be in bold black and the ones we do not wish to support with a vote, will be in bold red. This same selection includes the issues and initiatives which will have a brief explanation given with each. Read more »