A U.S. Muslim’s political platform
Jonathan L. writes:
Flipping through my voter information guide for the upcoming 2008 Washington State primaries I came upon this gubernatorial candidate’s profile, which I have reproduced below.Gintas, who also lives in Washington State, writes:
Our primary races here are a joke, and I mean a real source a laughter (an example follows). Anyone can get into the primary simply by applying (there’s a small fee to do that). Each candidate in our voter’s guide gets space to say some things, mostly the usual platitudes and what organizations endorse them. I have seen some truly bizarre rants and rambles. We have candidates from parties and religions that no one knows exist. Not too long ago we had a candidate running for U.S. Senator named “Mike the Mechanic.” I am serious, I had a choice on my ballot named “Mike the Mechanic.” I think his promise was that he would fix things. If Jonathan L. doesn’t remember that he is either young or not paying attention!LA replies:
Obviously this Muslim candidate is running a mere vanity campaign, as a way to publicize his anti-Israel and pro-Islamic views. He’s not a threat to become governor of Washington. Yet, as his platform demonstrates, there is a large and expanding population of Muslims in this country who have a Muslim point of view that is fundamentally hostile to and incompatible with America.Ken Hechtman writes:
I agree, Mohammad Said isn’t serious. Keith Ellison is a serious Muslim politician. Andre Carson is a serious Muslim politician. This guy is an independent no-hoper.And if I knew nothing else about him, the fact that he’s running for governor would be the give-away. We’re not there yet. I don’t see any serious Muslim candidate running for any state-wide office for a while. I don’t see any serious Muslim candidate running for state-wide or even Congressional office specifically on a foreign policy platform for even longer than that.