Yes, I would still vote for the candidate.
No, I would not vote for the candidate.
Depends (on how less-qualified the other candidates are)
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.
I am not of the mind that a man is either of science or of religion. At his best and his worst, man exists in the misty glimmering where the falling angel meets the rising ape. That he chooses a direction from that point defines him as human.
If nobody else is qualified, sure, but it's unlikely.
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." - Dr. Carl Sagan
"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.
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.
Sure, no problem.
Eat me, drink me, love me;
Laura make much of me
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.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
I would if we were guaranteed that he / she would deal harshly with the Muslim Radicals.