Monday, September 03, 2007

Democrats Back Muslims:

Dean Tells Muslims: Run For Political Office
By Susan Hogan/Albach

'Stand up and say who you are and be proud of it,' he tells packed house...

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told American Muslims gathered in Rosemont to think beyond voter registration drives. "You need to run for political office," Dean said Saturday. "The only way you can achieve your goals is to stand up and say who you are and be proud of it."

Those in the packed house rose to their feet and applauded.

Dean was one of several prominent Democrats on Saturday to address the nation's largest gathering of American Muslims. Republicans declined invitations, organizers said.

The annual Labor Day weekend gathering of the Islamic Society of North America is expected to draw up to 40,000 Muslims before it ends Monday. It's a family event full of spiritual and educational seminars. Saturday, many Muslims found inspiration from politicians.

"Be heard. Don't be silent. Tell it like it is," said Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress.

Ellison, too, received a standing ovation.

While Muslims are changing America's religious landscape, they're being encouraged to find their political voice, too.

"There are people who want to see Muslims not only at the table but on the ticket," said Malik Mujahid, president of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, which sponsored the "Take Back America Rally" involving Dean.

Nabeel Razzaki, a financial analyst from Portland, said many American Muslims became fearful of political participation after 9/11. "I've thought about it for a long time, but I was scared," Razzaki said after hearing Dean. "Now, I feel inspired to run for a local office."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

DONAL this was a WONDERFUL idea to post this! This article needs to be front and center national news so that people will see the Dems will break bread with our ENEMIES if that's what it takes to get elected.
I think it was smart for the Republicans to turn them down.


5:34 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Yes, I do, too. I saw this over at DU and posted it as soon as I could!

6:47 AM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

Yowza! And walking hand in hand with that sonuvabitch Ellison.....

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One look at DEAN and the awful memories of ADOLF HITLER come alive.

Look at the face, at the expression .One and the same .

How scary.


9:11 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Batya-Much as leftistas screech that hitler was a right winger, he was actually a SOCIALIST! One of their's, so it follows that Dean reminds you of him...


11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes , TMW

And Hitler was a pagan.

There was no God in his heart and this is why he could do what he did.

Nazism was to be the new religion that will take ove the world , a religion that worships cruelty and idiocy.Perfection of the body minus a heart.

Here with baloons like ALGORE, ang loons like DEAN we don't even have perfection of body...

Good to run into you friend.


6:34 PM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

"You need to run for political office," Dean said Saturday. "The only way you can achieve your goals..."

What a disasterous thing to tell Muslims! And don't think they haven't already thought of it as a way to take over this country!

8:27 PM  

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