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Muslim-American Massachusetts activist launches run for Congress
Reuters ^ | October 1, 2017 | Scott Malone

Posted on 10/01/2017 5:11:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - A two-term Cambridge, Massachusetts, city councilor and founder of an activist group that trains Muslim-Americans to run for office launched a campaign for U.S. Congress on Sunday that could make him the third Muslim in the chamber.

Nadeem Mazen, 34, was set to declare his run as a Democrat for a district northwest of Boston, a seat that comes open next year as 71-year-old Representative Niki Tsongas opts not to seek a sixth term in office.

The state’s best-known Muslim elected official, Mazen plans to focus his campaign on economic issues. His attempt to jump from a municipal office to Congress is in keeping with the spirit of Jetpac, the activist group he launched in February aimed at encouraging more Muslims to seek elected office.

He is also prepared to face questions about his faith, as polls show many Americans take a dim view of Muslims, their memories colored by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.....

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Massachusetts; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: democrats; islam; massachusetts; muslims

1 posted on 10/01/2017 5:11:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

YAWN


2 posted on 10/01/2017 5:13:18 PM PDT by butlerweave (it's the children are)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Rats could run Satan himself in this state and he'd win.If this sand monkey wins the Rat nomination he's good as gold.

That's how far down the rat hole my once great state has descended.

3 posted on 10/01/2017 5:18:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[Democrat ..... activist group that trains Muslim-Americans to run for office]

What links does he have to the former Obama administration?


4 posted on 10/01/2017 5:20:35 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: butlerweave

Right now I am the only Republican in the race. Because of the Dem machine in the state, these carpetbaggers from outside the district think they can run and win. 26 years in the military.


5 posted on 10/01/2017 5:22:12 PM PDT by Change4Mass
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats need someone with a special status to run for POTUS, I think a Muslim to run against Trump is likely.


6 posted on 10/01/2017 5:26:20 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Morpheus2009

But Obama can’t have a third term.


7 posted on 10/01/2017 5:27:56 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Benedict McCain is the worst traitor ever to wear the uniform of the US military.)
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To: Change4Mass

What does Howie Carr think?


8 posted on 10/01/2017 5:29:43 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...Nadeem Mazen, 34, was set to declare his run as a Democrat ...”

Gee... now THERE’S a Surprise...


9 posted on 10/01/2017 5:34:46 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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