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Is Voting for Barack Obama Wajib?

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So there I was, in zen harmony with my Muslim-American (or American-Muslim) identity, choosing to be all that I could be and exercising my right to abstain from voting altogether when my Facebook feed was buzzing with a strange idea (not a fatwa, but an idea) – voting in elections was wajib! What! Holy moly! If don't vote in the ... Read More »

Washington Post: GOP senator favors cutting US aid to Israel

WASHINGTON — Tea party-backed Republican Sen. Rand Paul favors cutting U.S. aid to Israel as part of a deficit-driven effort to slash government spending by $500 billion this year, drawing criticism from Democrats and Republicans who argue the U.S. must be unwavering in its support for the longtime Mideast ally. The freshman Kentucky lawmaker unveiled his budget proposal this week ... Read More »

BusinessWire: Ron Paul: Left and the Right Demagogue Mosque, Islam

LAKE JACKSON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Congressman Ron Paul today released the following statement on the controversy concerning the construction of an Islamic Center and Mosque in New York City: “Is the controversy over building a mosque near ground zero a grand distraction or a grand opportunity? Or is it, once again, grandiose demagoguery? “It has been said, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” ... Read More »

Right-wing media link new agency logo to Obama’s, Pepsi’s, Iran’s Islamic Crescent

The right-wing blasted off into the outer realms of sanity by fearmongering about the Missile Defense Agency's decision to revamp its logo from this: To this: Free Republic's RaceBannon kicked off the frenzy with a February 21 blog post proclaiming: “Missile Defense Agency Changes logo to look more like Obama logo.” And, just for good measure, asked: “Tell me, is it a ... Read More »

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