Monday, November 21, 2016

Muslims Who Voted for Trump

From IJR:
Asra Q. Nomani, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and a co-founder of the Muslim Reform Movement, says she is one of the “silent secret Trump supporters” that voted him into the nation’s highest office.

To avoid assigning any implied meaning to her words, we’ll let Nomani explain:
This is my confession — and explanation: I — a 51-year-old, a Muslim, an immigrant woman “of color” — am one of those silent voters for Donald Trump. And I’m not a “bigot,” “racist,” “chauvinist” or “white supremacist,” as Trump voters are being called, nor part of some “whitelash.”
I support the Democratic Party’s position on abortion, same-sex marriage and climate change.
But I am a single mother who can’t afford health insurance under Obamacare. The president’s mortgage-loan modification program, “HOPE NOW,” didn’t help me. Tuesday, I drove into Virginia from my hometown of Morgantown, W.Va., where I see rural America and ordinary Americans, like me, still struggling to make ends meet, after eight years of the Obama administration.
Finally, as a liberal Muslim who has experienced, first-hand, Islamic extremism in this world, I have been opposed to the decision by President Obama and the Democratic Party to tap dance around the “Islam” in Islamic State. Of course, Trump’s rhetoric has been far more than indelicate and folks can have policy differences with his recommendations, but, to me, it has been exaggerated and demonized by the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, their media channels, such as Al Jazeera, and their proxies in the West, in a convenient distraction from the issue that most worries me as a human being on this earth: extremist Islam of the kind that has spilled blood from the hallways of the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbaito the dance floor of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

President-elect Trump's statements during the recent campaign referred to radical Islamic terrorists who are perpetrating ghastly acts against the general population worldwide. His statements were twisted by the mass media in order to discredit him among American voters, but he was somehow able to overcome the lies and mischief by our own homegrown radical left. His statements were made in order to re-iterate his concern for the safety of our people who have already been subjected to a rash of deadly attacks upon innocent people. The radical Islamic terrorists are not playing games. To them this is Jihad and it is only going to escalate.