Muslims Team Up to Register As Many Islamic Voters As Possible Ahead of 2016 Elections
With 2015 coming to an end, all political focus is on the 2016 presidential election and it seems like just about all American groups are trying to convince their members to show up.
It's rare, though, to see such a broad religious coming-together as has been recently evidenced by a grouping of Muslims in America. These Muslims, a recent press conference revealed, are banding together to work to make their votes have a huge impact in the 2016 election.
In an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Council on Muslim Organizations announced their plan to register as many Islamic voters as possible ahead of the 2016 elections.
Their goal is to mobilize 1 million American Muslims to have an impact in the elections.
Members of the press conference who will be actively involved in moving forward their 1 million Muslims initiative, include the oft-meddling Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and other pro-Islam groups.
While one clear goal of the program is to educate Americans on truths about Islam, other goals aren't nearly so clean-cut or well-designed.
In a clear attack against the campaigns of Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and other GOP candidates who are speaking out against militant Islamism, ISNA's president vowed that Muslims would seek reprisals politically against those who spew inconvenient truths.
"If you as a political candidate choose to spew hatred, bigotry and to vilify Muslim-Americans, you do so at your own political risk. We will use every democratic — small ‘d’ — democratic means political strategies to ensure that your candidacy never succeeds."
As a religious country, America needs to keep providing religious freedoms to people of all religious persuasions, but it's unfortunate that these Muslim groups would take away the freedom to vote for whatever candidate their members choose by forcing the conversation to attack Republican candidates.
With their leaders vilifying those Republican candidates who have the best chance of changing America's fortunes, it's sad that American Muslims are joining together in support of the Democratic party, not democracy.
h/t: 100 Percent Fed Up