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  • WEST BANK REACTS AS FIRST PALESTINIAN-AMERICAN WINS SEAT IN CONGRESS

    11/13/2018 5:58:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2018
    Rashida Tlaib joined Ilhan Omar on election night to become one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Tuning into the news at dawn on Wednesday, the extended family of Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, celebrated her victory in their home in the West Bank. ADVERTISING Tlaib, a Democrat, ran virtually unopposed in Michigan’s 13th congressional district, which encompasses southwest Detroit and its suburbs west to the city of Dearborn. She previously served in Michigan’s state legislature. She has become “a source of pride for Palestine and the entire Arab and...
  • Nearly 1-in-5 Americans would deny Muslim American citizens the right to vote, new report finds

    06/12/2018 9:44:07 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 47 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 06/12/18 | Fiza Pirani
    Current public perceptions of American Muslims are distinctly unfavorable. That’s according to multiple surveys from the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group, including the 2017 Views of the Electoral Research (VOTER) Survey, which assessed viewpoints of 5,000 Americans, all of whom had been previously surveyed in 2011, 2012 and 2016. The Democracy Fund Voter Study Group is a collaboration of nearly two dozen analysts and scholars from across the political spectrum. In the group’s new “Muslims in America: Public Perceptions in the Trump Era” report published in June, researchers found that on average, Americans believe that only 51 percent of Muslim...
  • Trump 'Excludes' Brotherhood-Tied Groups from Iftar Dinner.....

    06/07/2018 10:31:19 AM PDT · by caww · 42 replies
    BretiBart ^ | 6/7/2018 | Neil monroe
    President Donald Trump excluded a variety of domestic Islamic groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood from his first White House annual Islamic ‘Iftar’ dinner. The exclusion is a sharp change from former President Barack Obama, who put the Brotherhood-linked groups front-and-center in his Iftar dinners and his Middle East strategy. His regional strategy crashed once the Brotherhood groups in Egypt, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, and other countries were unable to restrain their Islamic radicalism during the so-called “Arab Spring.” Reports show that most of the invitees at the dinner were the ambassadors of Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Morocco....
  • Trump to host Ramadan dinner

    06/03/2018 10:10:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    cnn ^ | June 3, 2018 | Boris Sanchez
    (CNN)President Donald Trump will host a dinner at the White House this week celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The iftar is scheduled for Wednesday, according to Politico, which first reported Trump would host the dinner, and a guest list was not made available by the White House. The event was not held last year, breaking nearly two decades of tradition by previous Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
  • Trump to host Ramadan dinner at White House

    06/03/2018 4:37:59 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies
    Axios ^ | 6/3/18 | K Atkinson
    .... Trump will host a dinner at the White House on Wednesday to recognize the Muslim holy month of Ramadan...
  • CAIR Exit Poll: 85 Percent of Virginia Muslim Voters Supported Northam

    11/08/2017 10:32:32 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | November 8, 2017
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), in partnership with the Virginia Council of Muslim Organizations (VCMO), today released the results of an exit poll indicating that Muslim voters in Virginia strongly supported now governor-elect Ralph Northam in Tuesday's election. The poll, conducted by an independent interactive voice response survey provider on behalf of CAIR and VCMO, indicated that 76 percent of registered Virginia Muslim voters turned out to the polls in the off-year election. CAIR said the more than 300 Muslim voters surveyed indicated the following preferences: Ralph Northam (D) 85% Ed Gillespie (R) 13% Cliff Hyra (L) 2%...
  • Donald Trump Becomes First President In Two Decades To Not Host A Ramadan Dinner

    06/25/2017 2:47:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies
    Huffington and Puffington Post ^ | June 25, 2017 | http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-ramadan-iftar_us_594fb494e4b02734df2af512
    Breaking with tradition, the White House under President Donald Trump did not host an iftar dinner, the meal Muslims eat to break their daily fast during Ramadan. The dinner, which has been often attended by prominent members of the U.S. Muslim community, began in 1996 during former President Bill Clinton’s White House tenure and continued through the subsequent Bush and Obama administrations. Trump and first lady Melania simply issued a brief statement Saturday that offered “warm greetings” to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the close of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting.
  • Trump just ended a long tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House

    06/24/2017 2:33:59 PM PDT · by Hadean · 113 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2017 | Amy B Wang
    In the early days of December 1805, a handful of prominent politicians received formal invitations to join President Thomas Jefferson for a White House dinner. Whatever Jefferson could have foreseen for the young country’s future, it appears the modern-day White House tradition of marking Ramadan with an iftar dinner or Eid celebration has come to an end. Ramadan, which falls on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, started on May 27 this year and ends at sundown Saturday. Muslims around the world will mark the end of the holy month by celebrating the holiday Eid al-Fitr, the “feast of...
  • Will this man seeking to lead Michigan be America’s first Muslim governor?

    06/04/2017 10:33:31 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 60 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 12, 2017 | Marcus Gee
    Abdul El-Sayed played football at his suburban Detroit high school. He was pretty good, so he was always double-teamed. In his first game after the 9/11 attacks, opposing players hurled insults at him. “Go home.” “Raghead.” That sort of thing. In the blink of an eye, he recalled, “I went from being a chubby kid with a funny name to being a very stigmatized minority.” Naturally, he was angry. He took a swing at one of the taunters. “The coach pulled me out of the game and said, ‘Listen, you’re going to be Abdul El-Sayed for the rest of your...
  • President Trump's Middle East Trip

    05/24/2017 5:51:03 AM PDT · by txgirl4Bush · 2 replies
    beholdisrael ^ | 5/24/17 | Amir Tsarfati
    The same Trump so many liberals criticized for hating Muslims was given a welcome fit for a king by 50 Muslim leaders, all while knowing the US president loves the Zionist idea of the right of the Jews over their historic ancestral homeland, Zion, and their ancient capital Jerusalem. In his own way, Trump apparently understands the Middle East more than all the Middle East analysts and political advisors. In this region, leaders respect the strong and despise a leader who weakens his allies. Arab leaders appreciate his standing with Israel because they know that by doing so he will...
  • U.S. Green Party goes all in for Islam.

    04/20/2017 4:13:43 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 4/19/2017 | Loe Hohmann
    The U.S. Green Party has put out a briefing paper for party activists instructing them to work with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other Islamists in fighting “Islamophobia” and “oppression in all its forms.” According to the document, “Islamophobia” is a “contrived fear or prejudice fomented by the existing Eurocentric and Orientalist global power structure” and should be treated as a type of racism. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/u-s-green-party-goes-all-in-for-islam/#ASqDYBfXfrR5TZQ2.99
  • VA Gov. McAuliffe panders to Muslims

    02/07/2017 6:29:54 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 22 replies
    This past Friday, I visited a mosque in Sterling, VA to meet and hear from members our Virginia Muslim community. After a week of seeing hateful and divisive rhetoric coming from our executive branch, I thought it was important to make sure that those who might feel targeted right now know that the views of President Trump don’t speak for all of us. So today I’m asking you to sign your name to tell our every member of our Muslim and refugee community that they are welcomed in Virginia! I want members of our Muslim community to know that we...
  • The Nation of Islam Factor

    01/18/2017 9:58:51 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Frontpage ^ | January 18, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    In his January 10 farewell speech, President Obama cited “violent fanatics who claim to speak for Islam.” That was the only mention of Islam in the speech, and the outgoing president kept his record intact. For the past eight years, the most powerful man in the world has refused to connect Islam with any act of terrorism against the West in general or the United States in particular. The terrorists themselves do everything but take out an ad on the Super Bowl to trumpet Islam as their motive, but that has no effect on the president. In early 2015 the...
  • CAIR to Trump: Drop Franklin Graham From Inauguration

    01/17/2017 8:18:12 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 36 replies
    UFP.com ^ | 1/15/17 | Shawn
    he Council on American-Islamic Relation, a Muslim group that is unlikely to wield the kind of power over the Donald Trump administration as they did over the current president, is calling on Trump to dis-invite Rev. Franklin Graham from Friday’s inauguration ceremony. In a press release, CAIR said that Graham was a “notorious Islamophobe” who had no business speaking at the event. “If President-elect Trump truly seeks to unite our nation as he promised in his acceptance speech, he will limit the list of those offering prayers at the inauguration to religious leaders who work to bring us together, not...
  • **** YOU! GO TO HELL: Georgetown Prof Loses It On Muslim Trump Voter

    12/27/2016 8:00:32 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Daily caller ^ | 12-27-2016 | Katie Frates
    A Georgetown University associate professor had a month-long meltdown after a Muslim woman explained why she voted for President-elect Donald Trump. Asra Q. Nomani, a former Georgetown journalism professor and Wall Street Journal reporter, wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post Nov. 10 explaining why she, as a Muslim woman and “long-time liberal,” voted for Trump. “I support the Democratic Party’s position on abortion, same-sex marriage and climate change,” Nomani wrote. “But I am a single mother who can’t afford health insurance under Obamacare.” C. Christine Fair, a previously “friendly colleague,” went on a 31-day screed against Nomani spanning across Twitter...
  • Presidential vote by religious affiliation and race

    11/29/2016 6:58:16 AM PST · by rface · 38 replies
    Pew Research ^ | Pew Research
  • Washington D.C. Imam: Zionists Brought Trump, Like Hitler, to Power; We Have to Rescue...

    11/24/2016 11:47:38 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 21 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11-18-16
    Washington, D.C. Imam Abdul Alim Musa discussed the results of the U.S. presidential election in his November 18 Friday sermon at the Al-Islam Mosque in the city. The Zionists have "created a 'Hitlerian' environment in the U.S," said Imam Musa. He accused "the Zionists" of carrying out the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center and framing the Muslims, and of treating the Palestinians "exactly like the Nazis treated the Europeans." The sermon was posted on the YouTube channel of Imam Musa's As-Sabiqun organization. The Arkansas-born imam is the director and founder of As-Sabiqun and of the Islamic Institute of...
  • For the Record: CAIR Releases Results of Presidential Election Exit Poll

    11/23/2016 12:10:37 PM PST · by Az Joe · 22 replies
    CAIR ^ | 11-22-2016 | CAIR
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of its 2016 Muslim Voters Presidential Election Exit Poll. CAIR's exit poll of more than 2,000 registered Muslim voters indicated a high Muslim turnout with 90 percent reporting that they voted in the election - 74 percent voting for Hillary Clinton and 13 percent for now President-elect Donald Trump.
  • Keith Ellison’s ascent signals the Democrats’ willingness to redefine ‘pro-Israel’

    11/22/2016 6:02:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | November 22, 2016 5:38pm | Ron Kampeas
    The most shocking thing about talk of Keith Ellison’s Israel record as he rises within the Democratic Party is how few think it’s shocking. Rep. Ellison, D-Minn., is a leading contender for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee, despite a record of tough criticism of Israel that pro-Israel insiders say would easily have disqualified him a decade ago. A supporter of the two-state solution and a frequent visitor to Israel, he also voted against additional funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system in 2014. In 2009, Ellison spear-headed a letter from 54 Democrats to Presdient Obama urging him to...
  • Priebus: No ‘Registry Based on a Religion,’ But Temporary Bar on Visitors from Some Countries [tr]

    11/21/2016 6:07:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 20, 2016 | 7:40 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    President-elect Donald Trump is not proposing a “registry based on a religion,” his incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus said Sunday, adding that people from countries posing terrorism concerns would be temporarily barred from entry into the U.S. “until a better vetting system is put in place.” Asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” whether he could “equivocally rule out a registry for Muslims,” Priebus replied, “Look I'm not going to rule out anything, but I wouldn’t — we’re not going to have a registry based on a religion.” He continued that “there are some people, certainly not all people,” who...