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I am Muslim and Republican and was attacked by people in my party
The Guardian ^ | July 4 2014 | Saba Ahmed

Posted on 07/05/2014 9:40:40 AM PDT by PoloSec

Earlier this year, I attended an event with former House speaker Newt Gingrich, despite knowing of his stereotypical attitude towards Muslims. I realized then the power of one voice to change people's prejudices – and how rarely people like me use ours: I was the first Muslimah to whom he had ever spoken.

Yes, I am Muslim, and I am a Republican – and that's why I was at the Heritage Foundation panel on Benghazi last month, where I asked the now-infamous question about how conservatives deal with the vast majority of people of my faith who are peaceful. Americans don't expect minorities – especially Muslims – to be Republicans, and it happens often in conservative circles that I am the only Muslim woman in the audience.

I became Republican because I felt that my Islamic values – pro-life, pro-traditional family, pro-business, pro-trade – aligned best with the Republican party platform. I identified as a Democrat for several years when I was younger, but found it hard to defend liberal values as they were so often in conflict with my deeply-held beliefs.

Though I have been a Republican for a long time – and despite having had a tough time with my fellow Republicans in Oregon, where I lived until 2012 – I joined the Washington DC Republican Party earlier this year. They have all been kind and welcoming to me at their meetings, events and fundraisers, and I have made good friends in the GOP.

So the personal attacks by conservatives after my question at the Heritage event went viral came as somewhat of a surprise – though the support from the Republicans who reached out to me did not. As one of the few lobbyists among the 10,000 on Capitol Hill who is a practicing Muslim, I regularly

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Anyway she want to twist and turn, she represents the enemy IMO!

saba newt

1 posted on 07/05/2014 9:40:40 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

I have no need of Muslims of any stripe, period!!


2 posted on 07/05/2014 9:42:23 AM PDT by blam
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To: PoloSec

Who does she lobby for?


3 posted on 07/05/2014 9:42:43 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: PoloSec

4 posted on 07/05/2014 9:43:23 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: PoloSec

Lying bitch.


5 posted on 07/05/2014 9:43:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PoloSec

Reject violence, condemn those who are and throw them out of your “religion” and work toward changing moozlums into civilized people, respecting others...and then we’ll talk. Until then, you are the enemy of all.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 9:44:16 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: PoloSec

Yeah, right.

Provocateur!


7 posted on 07/05/2014 9:45:16 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: PoloSec
...I was at the Heritage Foundation panel on Benghazi last month, where I asked the now-infamous question about how conservatives deal with the vast majority of people of my faith who are peaceful.

She wasn't there about Benghazi. She was there as a covert Musloid agent.

8 posted on 07/05/2014 9:45:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: PoloSec

The great bulk of Germans were peaceful people. The Nazis were never in the majority. They killed millions of people. The great bulk of the Soviets were not party members. They were peaceful people. They killed even more people. The great bulk of the Chinese were never Maoists. Yet Mao (and Pol Pot) killed millions. The great bulk of “peaceful” Muslims are irrelevant. They are enablers who enable the more animated among them to carry out murders. So, cry me a river. (Oh, and don’t call yourself a Republican. I have a Lesbian cousin who has never voted for a Republican who claims she’s a Republican.)


9 posted on 07/05/2014 9:47:21 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: cripplecreek

taqiyya


10 posted on 07/05/2014 9:47:28 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: PoloSec

Chris Plante of WMAL in DC, was moderator, and played tapes of the event. She was treated fairly and courteously by everyone, but corrected promptly by Brigitte Gabriel, a Lebanese Christian, for lying and exaggerating, as a muzzie shill. The tapes are available on YT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-vvoRwJSPc


11 posted on 07/05/2014 9:47:39 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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To: PoloSec

They are busy molling their way way into every American institution to subvert them. Her particular target was the Republican party. Amazing they caught on to her.


12 posted on 07/05/2014 9:47:40 AM PDT by DManA
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To: PoloSec

I don’t have a link, but I remember reading that this particular individual was a “plant” at the Heritage Meeting, and that she is connected to an islamic organization that is certainly NOT “Republican”.

It’s just a memory i have of the incident, so i welcome correction if I am wrong about it.


13 posted on 07/05/2014 9:47:55 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: PoloSec

here’s the raw video... judge for yourself, you’ll know where i stand on the matter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry3NzkAOo3s&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop


14 posted on 07/05/2014 9:47:57 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: F15Eagle

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/deborah-weiss/saba-ahmed-unveiled/


15 posted on 07/05/2014 9:48:39 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: carriage_hill

Hannity’s show, round 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4-HdVFbnw8


16 posted on 07/05/2014 9:49:05 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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To: Gen.Blather
I have a Lesbian cousin who has never voted for a Republican who claims she’s a Republican.

Same here. Seems to be a pattern developing.
17 posted on 07/05/2014 9:49:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PoloSec

Answer one question Saba Ahmed: Does Israel have the right to exist?


18 posted on 07/05/2014 9:49:26 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: left that other site

See my #15


19 posted on 07/05/2014 9:49:34 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: carriage_hill
ya beat me by less than 20 seconds... 8^)
20 posted on 07/05/2014 9:50:11 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: PoloSec

Muslims who are Republicans should thank Western civilization for their opportunity to participate freely in politics. They should also convert to Christianity, and abandon their evil religion. But short of that they should quit whining about the suspicions non Islamic peoples have towards Islam and its zombies.


21 posted on 07/05/2014 9:51:10 AM PDT by pallis
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To: PoloSec
Peaceful muslims are irrelevant...
22 posted on 07/05/2014 9:51:43 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: PoloSec

Caspar, the “friendly” ghost, always scares the crap out of people at first...until he proves he’s “friendly”.

When you share the predominant ideology/religion as the sworn enemy of the USA, then why would you even expect open arms, hugs, and kisses from Americans?

You may be a “good” muslim, but you brethren are demonstrating to the world that it exudes evil, what do you expect? Most of us re way too busy to sit around and explore the finite and minute differences between the “good” Muslims, and the “bad” Muslims. It’s up to you and your brethren to demonstrate your demeanor through words, and more importantly, through actions, why we should make any exceptions. Perception is reality!


23 posted on 07/05/2014 9:52:15 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: PoloSec

I don’t believe her.


24 posted on 07/05/2014 9:52:31 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PoloSec

Words are words. I am interested in seeing the actions of ‘peaceful’ muslims in resisting the head choppers. What has she done to stop the bloody rampages in every corner of the globe?


25 posted on 07/05/2014 9:53:12 AM PDT by lurk
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To: PoloSec

but but,, She’s a Redskin fan. (maybe)


26 posted on 07/05/2014 9:53:26 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: PoloSec

If she’s a practicing Muslim, that also means she practices Taqqiyah.

Which means she’s a liar.


27 posted on 07/05/2014 9:54:24 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: cripplecreek

“Same here. Seems to be a pattern developing. “

Yep. She explains it by saying, “I vote the person, not the party.”


28 posted on 07/05/2014 9:54:41 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: carriage_hill

Poor little doe-eyed Muslimah shill gets punked by evil “infidel” Brigitte Gabriel. It is to laugh!

“By their fruits ye shall know them.”


29 posted on 07/05/2014 9:55:09 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: PoloSec
.. I felt that my Islamic values – pro-life, pro-traditional family, pro-business, pro-trade ..

        camelshiite

(emphasis added)



             

30 posted on 07/05/2014 9:55:30 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: PoloSec

I know a lot of Muslim doctors who are wonderful people; they are not Islamists.

Keep chasing people into the arms of the Democrats.... good way to win elections./s


31 posted on 07/05/2014 9:55:40 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: Gen.Blather
Yep. She explains it by saying, “I vote the person, not the party.”

Yep and that person always has to pander to gays, abortionists, and marxists.
32 posted on 07/05/2014 9:56:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PoloSec

Inbred pedophile worshipping misogynists aka mozlums are not welcome


33 posted on 07/05/2014 9:58:06 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: PoloSec
So the personal attacks So the truth I was told by conservatives after my question at the Heritage event went viral came as somewhat of a surprise –

A little more accurate

34 posted on 07/05/2014 9:59:10 AM PDT by MileHi
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To: Chode

Holy cow! That was incredible! Thank you, Chode.


35 posted on 07/05/2014 10:00:05 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Ping to muzzie skank at Heritage Forum...


36 posted on 07/05/2014 10:00:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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To: PoloSec
Sorry....ANY muslim is a supporter of their murderous ways whether they say so or not.

In other words...give up being a muslim. Oh, they'll behead you?? Imagine that...that so called wonderful religion.

37 posted on 07/05/2014 10:00:35 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Chode

Thanks for the vid. Made me feel good. btw who was the smirking jackass on the far left?


38 posted on 07/05/2014 10:00:56 AM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: DLfromthedesert
A 'muslim' who's not an 'islamist' is also not a 'muslim'.

It's in their book .. hell, it's the very *core* of their evil screed, it's literal raison d'etre.



39 posted on 07/05/2014 10:01:22 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: PoloSec

The prophet Mohammad killed entire villages of Jews, attacked caravans like a terrorist and was a pedophile. Any believing Muslim has their mind filled with evil. I will give zero respect, aid, comfort or quarter to any Muslim.


40 posted on 07/05/2014 10:01:50 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: TexasGator

Thank You for that affirmation!

I KNEW it wasn’t my imagination! :-)


41 posted on 07/05/2014 10:01:56 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: PoloSec

Seriously, what the heck is Newt thinking? Or, is he?


42 posted on 07/05/2014 10:04:57 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: hosepipe

They also are known to habitually ride unicorns.


43 posted on 07/05/2014 10:05:39 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: blam

Same here, no need at all.


44 posted on 07/05/2014 10:06:27 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DLfromthedesert

I have never been in a political gathering where folks felt compelled to discuss their faith at all. Catholics, protestants, jews, Mormons generally do not make a point of discussing their religion when working in a civil forum. So why does she feel compelled to try to force people to accept hers?

We can be pro-life, fiscal conservatives without having to talk about What would Jesus do?


45 posted on 07/05/2014 10:07:25 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: cripplecreek

I did not get past the first lie in paragraph one.


46 posted on 07/05/2014 10:07:51 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: cripplecreek

I did not get past the first lie in paragraph one.


47 posted on 07/05/2014 10:07:52 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: PoloSec
See FR thread "Muslim Student Who Ignited Media Firestorm at Benghazi Panel ‘Family Friend’ of Convicted Terrorist" - where I posted the following addition information on Saba Ahmad:
Not only is she a "family friend" of the convicted Muslim terrorist - but she showed her support for him after the fact by attending his hearing and making public statements in his defense. Here from the Oregonian (article linked in this thread's article) is a photo of the cabal:



"Steven T. Wax, U.S. Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon,
Kayse Jama, a Somali community member and Saba Ahmed, a friend of
Mohamed Osman Mohamud's family, leave the Mark O. Hatfield U.S.
Courthouse on Monday after the hearing for Mohamud."


48 posted on 07/05/2014 10:10:31 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Michael.SF.

I’m guessing that Newt has spoken to Grover Al Norquist on many occasions.


49 posted on 07/05/2014 10:10:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PoloSec

no such thing as moderate Islam


50 posted on 07/05/2014 10:11:15 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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