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In October 2000, I was attending jumuah prayer in a
And why were we told to vote for the Bush? Because Al Gore picked a Jewish running-mate, and Bush promised Sami Al-Arian to repeal secret evidence laws.If Muslims had just voted for Nader in protest, Gore may have won
-Muslims should focus on domestic issues, those immediately relevant to our lives in
-Muslims should align with religious groups that share a similar profile. This may be an effective way to defuse the right's fear mongering without selling out to the libertine left.-At the Texas da‘wah Convention, I met some brothers from the Freedom and Justice Foundation (http://www.freeandjust.org) who made me more optimistic about Muslim political activism. Check them out and support them!-Anyone who stood on a minbar in 2000 and told Muslims to vote for Bush (or “The Bush”) should have his mouth sewn shut until November, 2008. Anyone who voted for Bush in 2000 should ask the advice of someone who didn't before casting a vote.