View Poll Results: Would you vote for a Muslim candidate for president?

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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    I have to at least give you some props for honesty. I think i'd definitely have to do some deep "soul searching" and even then, I honestly do not know if I could will myself to trust the guy enough to vote for him. Serving in the US military in a predominately Muslim nation for a long period of time has "hardened" me a bit toward the entire religion I suppose.
    I would have to do some soul-searching too. Not to mention, it is a politician, and do we really trust any of them?

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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Muslims could not govern in a Republican Democracy. Muslims believe that a man is not wise enough to govern and that men need to be governed by God. That is why the Muslim countries are all theocracies if democratic and Dictatorships if not.

    This question would be as appropriate if the College of cardinals were voting for a Pope and the favorite announced he was a Muslim immediately before the voting. That single thing eliminates him from consideration.

    Being a Muslim isn't just a funny scarf on your head.
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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    I'm not sure, but one could make the argument that it was the religion which derived from the particular culture and not the converse.
    But, the Islamic culture that we see today hasn't been the Islamic culture that has existed since the beginning. There was a time where Islamic culture was vibrant, progressive, and forward thinking, with many advances in the arts and sciences. This was the Islamic Golden Age.

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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    If nobody else is qualified, sure, but it's unlikely.
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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    But, the Islamic culture that we see today hasn't been the Islamic culture that has existed since the beginning. There was a time where Islamic culture was vibrant, progressive, and forward thinking, with many advances in the arts and sciences. This was the Islamic Golden Age.
    Agreed. But it was still an Islamic culture ripe with fundamentalist views and marred by violent repercussions for outspoken infidels, was it not. Before you answer, I do also agree that Christianity in the Middle Ages would also fit this description.
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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    Agreed. But it was still an Islamic culture ripe with fundamentalist views and marred by violent repercussions for outspoken infidels, was it not. Before you answer, I do also agree that Christianity in the Middle Ages would also fit this description.
    During this 'golden age', there was actually more tolerance of Christians and Jews than you would think. Bernard Lewis, who is a historian that specializes in Islamic history, says the following:

    "Generally, the Jewish people were allowed to practice their religion and live according to the laws and scriptures of their community. Furthermore, the restrictions to which they were subject were social and symbolic rather than tangible and practical in character. That is to say, these regulations served to define the relationship between the two communities, and not to oppress the Jewish population"

    Jews were generally treated better than they were under Christendom.

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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    A while back I had a Mooslim friend who lived in Altus, OK, he called himself a pork eating Muslim.

    I'd vote for a pork eating Muslim before I'd vote for a politician who never showed much interest in religion until they started running for President and now attends worship service for show.

    I guess using a person's particular brand of Faith as a measure would be similar to using someone's German heritage against them running for President- they launch World Wars with regularity.

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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Sure, no problem.
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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Just as with any candidate, it would depend on his ideas, his character, and whether or not I believe he is trustworthy to be what he says, and what he appears to be. Religion doesn't matter to me when it comes to politics. There are far better measures of a good man.
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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    I would if we were guaranteed that he / she would deal harshly with the Muslim Radicals.

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