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Ron Paul may be Republican Muslimsí pick for president
Houston Chronicle ^ | 01/17/2012 | Kate Shellnutt

Posted on 01/17/2012 9:02:43 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

Though a majority of American Muslims say they lean Democratic—as many as 70 percent in a survey released this year by the Pew Forum—the population also includes social conservatives, whose religious values lead them to side with Republicans on moral issues.

But it’s not always easy to find a Muslim-friendly Republican candidate. Hopefuls like Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have expressed their concern over Muslim populations in America and the institution of shariah law in a way that offends and alienates Muslim voters.

Omar Shaukat, a doctorate candidate in religious studies at the University of Virginia, speculated that Ron Paul might be the best pick for Muslims, since he presents a (very) conservative approach to government without the Muslim fear-mongering. He wrote in an essay for Policy Mic:

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Last year, Paul criticized opponents Santorum and Michele Bachmann for “hating Muslims,” and during a debate, he defended Muslim-Americans by saying the Muslim world as a whole was not responsible for 9/11. His remarks got him booed by the Tea Party audience.

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TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: muslims; muslimsforronpaul; ronpaul
Muslims for Ron Paul?

Makes. Perfect. Sense.

1 posted on 01/17/2012 9:02:53 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ron Paul is the choice of the Iranian regime and the Muslim currently in the White House.


2 posted on 01/17/2012 9:09:35 AM PST by detective
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To: Responsibility2nd
Ron Paul may be Republican Muslims’ pick for president

All 5 of them?

3 posted on 01/17/2012 9:12:01 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Okay.

Which one of you comedians dropped acid in my Cheerios?

[this -can’t- be real]


4 posted on 01/17/2012 9:12:55 AM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Vaquero

And....there goes my nice, clean screen.


5 posted on 01/17/2012 9:14:13 AM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Though a majority of American Muslims say they lean Democratic

Let's parse this sentence; American OK mooselimb, nope, can't be used with American; demonRAT, nope, can't be used with American, mooselimb demonRAT OK.

6 posted on 01/17/2012 9:48:02 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Terrorists for Ron Paul...


7 posted on 01/17/2012 9:53:32 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I was thinking the same thing, Muslims for Ron Paul, but not Republican Muslims. How many Republican Muslims do you think there are??? not too many, I would guess.


8 posted on 01/17/2012 9:54:26 AM PST by Eva
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To: Absolutely Nobama

A.N. - don’t have much FR time right now but thought you might like this one.


9 posted on 01/17/2012 9:58:15 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ron Paul is the choice for all Muslims and the kooks who love them.


10 posted on 01/17/2012 10:20:29 AM PST by pallis
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To: Responsibility2nd

Were they true American conservatives they wouldn´t be muslim.


11 posted on 01/17/2012 11:46:46 AM PST by onedoug
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“Whether Paul gets nominated or not, I hope the Republicans are able to return to their original paleo-conservative roots.” -—Omar Shaukat, from the article

In other words, they want more Jew haters like Pat Buchanan.


12 posted on 01/17/2012 7:37:33 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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