Election 2012 – American Muslims Gain Political Empowerment

I am a Muslim too

Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE! By Zeba Iqbal There were so many wins on election night. President Barack Obama was re-elected; Nate Silver’s statistical model and basic arithmetic trumped punditry; and women and communities of color swung the election. And, American Muslims — not particularly courted by any political party — came together to [Read More...]

Is it Better to Vote Based on a Candidate’s Policies or His/Her Faith?

obama and Romney

Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE! By Hesham Hassaballa Faith is a very important aspect of our lives. And, it is not unreasonable to expect that candidates for public office will also hold their faith as an important part of their lives. President Barack Obama, a Christian, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a Mormon, [Read More...]

How Far is America from Electing a Muslim President?

Obama and Powell

Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE! By Daniel Tutt How far away is American from Electing a Muslim president? Closer than you might think As someone deeply engaged in combatting Islamophobia, one of the highlights of the 2008 Presidential election was when General Colin Powell denounced the myth that President Obama is Muslim on Meet [Read More...]

Why I’m Voting Green

US Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr

Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE! By Obaid H. Siddiqui Humanitarianism and civil rights are being mocked right before our eyes. Even more disturbing, most Americans don’t even care. This is evident in the chorus of President Barack Obama supporters, who acknowledges the failures of our Dear Leader while insisting that he is better than [Read More...]

Muslims Must Look Beyond Themselves and Engage Politically

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By Khalid Latif My wife and I were on our way into Bed, Bath and Beyond in late August when I decided to check my office voicemail from my cell phone. I told her I’d meet her inside. When I did, she asked whether I had any messages. “Just one,” I told her. “I was [Read More...]

From Idealistic to Realistic – Millennial Voters in 2012

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By Fatima Ashraf “Hope and Change!” “Yes We Can!” The 2008 presidential election saw one of the highest youth voter turnouts in American history. Between 22 and 24 million young Americans ages 18-29 voted, resulting in an estimated voter turnout (the percentage of eligible voters who actually cast a ballot) of between 49.3 and 54.5 [Read More...]


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