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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I wouldn't right now because I think that it would embolden the extremists into more terror...

    I have to agree with this, you have a point there.

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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I wouldn't right now because I think that it would embolden the extremists into more terror...
    I think theres just as much as a chance that it emboldens the non-extremists to stand up against the extremists.
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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    So long as it was not seen as a radical sect, no it would not impact my vote. However, I disbelieve that a Presidential candidate would announce on the eve of the election he is going through a religious change. Such matters are dealt with months prior to the election so as to allow for the campaign to create a plan as to the necessary responses (same goes with many religions, and yes, especially Islam), or the President, once secured in his post (perhaps even after the inauguration) would make the announcement.

    You don't want to give any opportunity for the change to impact the very immediate political outcome of securing political office the next day. On election day, you want constancy and the status-quo if you are in a close or comfortable position. Don't sacrifice sure ground for that.
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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    The idea of a presidential candidate (or any politician) to make that kind of announcement right before an important election is a bit far-fetched. He or she would really have to be kind of dumb to do something like that at that particular time.

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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective-J View Post
    I think theres just as much as a chance that it emboldens the non-extremists to stand up against the extremists.
    I would live to think so... but I doubt that would happen. There is already so much out there to embolden the non-extremists. First, there are untold millions upon millions MORE of the non-extremists, yet they do little to nothing. Second, untold tens of thousands of innocent Muslims have been killed by the extremists and yet they do nlittle to nothing to stop them.

    In the long run I don't see anybody with any extremist back ground even being nominated EVER and I don't see anybody announcing that they were Muslim running for President either.
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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I would live to think so... but I doubt that would happen. There is already so much out there to embolden the non-extremists. First, there are untold millions upon millions MORE of the non-extremists, yet they do little to nothing. Second, untold tens of thousands of innocent Muslims have been killed by the extremists and yet they do nlittle to nothing to stop them.

    In the long run I don't see anybody with any extremist back ground even being nominated EVER and I don't see anybody announcing that they were Muslim running for President either.
    well of course not if they were a extremist
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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.
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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by marsden View Post
    Islam is the only religion with a theology demanding violence against unbelievers.
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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anrch-Cptlst View Post
    It doesn't matter what there religion is. Religion is suppose to be between man and his god. Has no place when it comes to matters of running a country. I vote for a candidate because he stands where I stand on the issues, not because of his religion. Also I am and athiest.
    Also, you have an inadequate understanding of Islam, IMHO.

    Only until the POLITICAL component is removed from Islam will we be safe. We are dealing with a deadly viper. Moderation in dealing with Islam without first defanging it is only delaying the inevitable.

    Especially as it seems fashionable to hold ill informed opinions about Islam and how best to deal with it, people don't understand what a real moderate philosophy about Islam should be.
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    Re: Would you support a Muslim for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."
    That's not from the Bible is it?

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