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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    My only issue would be bringing it up the day before the election
    Mine too. That's why I said I would have to think about it, and who really trusts politicians to begin with, and then to bring up something like "converting" so close to an election would be a little strange.

    I really don't think any politicians would actually be stupid enough to do that . . . but then again . . .

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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    a large number of male muslims do not wear any head gear
    That is definitely the case here. The only man I know personally, who wears head gear, is Sikh. I suspect Eco was just kidding around.
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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That is definitely the case here. The only man I know personally, who wears head gear, is Sikh. I suspect Eco was just kidding around.
    I've had a very nice Sikh friend, but perm-hats are kinda spooky.

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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    ... Now let us suppose that this candidate just prior to election day, announced publicly that he/she was converting to Islam. Would you give this candidate your support? Please give your reasoning.
    I wouldn't vote for any candidate that " announced publicly that he/she was converting to" any different religious belief or atheism just before an election. Oh, you wanted to know if I'd vote for a Muslim. I assume you mean a real Muslim. No again. Also, I'd have a very hard time voting for a member of the 'Good People of the East Valley' since I'm from Phoenix and not a member of that 'religion'.

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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    Allow me to begin by saying that Obama's presidency has nothing to do with this poll. I am in no way implying that President Obama is in anyway personally affiliated with the religion of Islam. I was inspired to create it after posting in a couple other threads which directly tied religious doctrine with support for various presidential candidates, So, here goes:

    Let's use our imaginations here........Suppose there were a presidential candidate who was obviously the most experienced and the most qualified among the field of candidates. Also, let's suppose that this particular candidate espoused much or most of the political, economic, social, and moral ideals which were important to you as a voter. Now let us suppose that this candidate just prior to election day, announced publicly that he/she was converting to Islam. Would you give this candidate your support? Please give your reasoning.

    *Note: Obviously this poll is directed at non-Muslim voters although anyone is welcome to participate.
    If he was already at Muslim, and espoused those ideals, sure I'd vote for him. If he stated that he was converting to Islam right before the election, I might question if his ideals are subject to change.

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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Apparently a lot of people on the right would considering how much they keep bringing up Obama being a secret Muslim. These are the same people who then turn around and go "Well, but I wouldn't care if he was!" - Why the **** bring it up then? Same people who'll scream that Romney belonging to a creepy ass cult in Utah is not relevant.
    I agree with all of your post, but some sub groups of some religions, e.g. The Good People of the East Valley, are not creepy ass cults. They know they are special and favored in the eyes of God.

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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Sure I would, if he/she had a vision for the country that most closely matched my own.

    I don't care what a candidate's religion is. I care if that religion as the candidate practices it will be imposed on the citizens via the office of president. I believe in separation of church and state. Any candidate... baptist, catholic, muslim, jewish, protestant, etc. ... who will base his/her political decisions on personal religious belief and attempt to codify them into law, imposing them upon the rest of us, will never, ever get my vote. No matter what.

    The hypothetical "I'm converting to XXXXXX" right before the election announcement is too ludicrous to seriously address.

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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I'd not be thrilled with a turban wearing president, but I think all perm-hats are weird. Otherwise, what's the objection?
    With the makeup of our population I think we will see a sombrero wearing president before a turban wearing president. I have no problem with a sombrero wearing president.

    But some here seem to be for this hat which I find to be too Hollywood fantasy land.
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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    I agree with all of your post, but some sub groups of some religions, e.g. The Good People of the East Valley, are not creepy ass cults. They know they are special and favored in the eyes of God.
    Well you just described Christianity, Islam and Judaism in a nutshell. A bunch of egotistical maniacs who think they have a divine commandment to do the ****ed up **** they do.
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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    No I wouldn't. Most religious denominations can be ignored by their followers in every day life, but like Mormonism, Scientology, etc its clearly a religion that wants to keep you in line all the time. Judaism, Catholics, Protestants, etc you can ignore that **** all day every day and no one even your own religious peers will give a ****.
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