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Would You Vote For A Muslim?

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posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 06:11 PM
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It would depend on his policies.




posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 06:23 PM
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Why not?

#1 as my username points out...I am a woman.

#2 I prefer to keep my head securely fastened to my neck at all times.

#3 I have not practiced my stone dodging....well, ever....so I'm fairly certain they would break my bones and kill me, ouch.

#4 Death by stoning hurts I would imagine.

#5 I can't find a burka to match my purse.

#6 My male escorts are...

#7 I have no male escorts

...dang, that sucks, guess I just have to stay home FOREVER.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 06:39 PM
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a non muslim voting for a muslim is like turkey voting for christmas. I would never consider it in a million years, to be honest i am not a fan of voting for any religious person, maybe i could stretch to a buddhist they are the best of a bad bunch.

My reasons why i would not vote for a muslim are quite simple. Not only do i think islam is barbaric and idiotic i also have first hand experience of living in an area with a large muslim community, which to be honest is not pleasant.

Another argument is the fact that every muslim country i can think of is to be frank either a dump, or a rigid environment where there is no fun to be had.

Somalia, pakistan, afghanistan, saudi arabia, iran, iraq, lebanon, gaza, no thanks.

Even the nice places like dubai sure they have oil money, but its a sausage fest i remember watching the opening of the new biggest tower in the world a few months ago, i think out of a crowd of a 1000 who had gathered for the opening there was about 3 women. All the rest where duded with towels on their heads, again no thanks!



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 06:49 PM
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you all are so hostile. a persons religion doesnt define how they act...well not completely



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by chaseninja
you all are so hostile. a persons religion doesnt define how they act...well not completely



i thought that was the whole point of religion. or maybe i am missing something.
The koran or bible whatever tell you how to act in certain situations and tell you what they believe is the right or wrong action.

For instance the koran says dont drink alcohol so if you are devout you will not drink alcohol.
the religion gives instructions and the religious peron follows the instructions.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 07:29 PM
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Yes, I'd vote for a Muslim or Taoist or Buddhist or anyone else if I thought they could do the job.

The ones who do NOT get my vote -EVER- (and I vote) are the ones who feel their first qualification is their religion and their connection with their deity. So far, the only ones bringing this up as a qualification are Christians but if we get a Hindu or Pagan who says their qualifications begin with their faith, I'm not going to vote for them, either.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 07:48 PM
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The Koran states that a lone woman cannot have a voice in court, as it takes two women to equal one person/man. Any woman who votes for a person who believes what the Koran says is a fool.

I would not vote for a rabid Christian or Catholic, either, because of the anti-abortion legislation they would like to force on us.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 07:51 PM
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Originally posted by Kailassa
The Koran states that a lone woman cannot have a voice in court, as it takes two women to equal one person/man. Any woman who votes for a person who believes what the Koran says is a fool.

I would not vote for a rabid Christian or Catholic, either, because of the anti-abortion legislation they would like to force on us.


I can say the same about the Bible. Both OT and NT.
www.usbible.com...
www.usbible.com...
How the tables have turned!



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:01 PM
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Originally posted by chaseninjaWould You Vote For Them if they had good ideals and a plan to turn the country around and seemed like a good candidate or would you pass them off as a terrorists. I would vote for them if I agreed with their ideas,would you do the same? why or why not?

To be all honest... I would not vote for someone who did no share in my religious beliefs (morals) and ideals. Never-ever. Even though someone may have good ideas to fix our country, I would have to question their moralistic views on how they are carried out. Morals are taught through religious practices, schools, and parents.

I would vote for a Buddhist, Mormon, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Shinto. Why? All their moral belief systems match my own; thus, I can trust them to act in universal harmony.

In order for me to make a clear judgment on Islam, I would have to understand their complete belief systems. A first impression can have a significant impact on how a person or belief system is perceived. Now, I am not a prejudice individual, nor am I one to hold long term grudges. Since our first exposure to Islam came in the means of a terrorist attack, My initial impression of the belief system is pretty negative.

Now, why has not a single Muslim authority come out and declare peace? Unless there is a serious effort by the Muslim/Islamic community (as a whole) to establish peace, I do not think a single one of them can be trusted. Thus, I would never-ever vote one of them into office.

Does that answer your question?


edit on 8-9-2010 by Section31 because: Adding.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:12 PM
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It is agreed that you can point out such in the Bible that mimic the Koran in terms of who needs to be put to death or stoned etc,.

I guess the major difference is do we see large amounts of Christian extremist or Jewish extremist going around and holding the Bible or Torah to a tee? While there may be instances of stoning within the two religions, I cannot remember the last time ever hearing of one.

That is the point some are making is that most Christians and Jews, while revere the Word of God, they are not acting upon it in a manner that we see Islamic extremist doing within their societies.

I do not wish to get into a theological debate, as this is not my area of knowledge, it would seem however that many people wish to follow the words of Christ more than the Bible of old. Turn the other check, love thy neighbor, pay unto Caesar, etc. etc.

There are always those that will hold the words literally and with conviction and honestly there is nothing wrong with it as long as it does not encroach upon my right to liberty, happiness and life.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:27 PM
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well if you voted obama then you did

obama is muslim right? who knows, he is a man of so many mysteries



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:34 PM
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This could be just me, but I wouldn't vote any religious person in power. Although, it is hard to find somebody that's not part of some form of cult in congress.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:36 PM
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Originally posted by indigothefish
well if you voted obama then you did

obama is muslim right? who knows, he is a man of so many mysteries


I have to agree, if you're born one- you are.

Muslims are a strongly believing crowd, they no matter what flag they fall under when push comes to shove they revert back to Muslim extremism.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:39 PM
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When it comes to Obama's religious beliefs, I think he is really an atheist at heart. After watching the PBS documentary on his life, I got the feeling that he went into to Christianity in order to get voted. Even though he spend 20 years within the congregation, I think he joined up as a matter of convenience.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:40 PM
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Originally posted by Steve8511

Originally posted by indigothefish
well if you voted obama then you did

obama is muslim right? who knows, he is a man of so many mysteries


I have to agree, if you're born one- you are.

Muslims are a strongly believing crowd, they no matter what flag they fall under when push comes to shove they revert back to Muslim extremism.


President Obama was never born a Muslim. He is a Christian!
www.newsweek.com...
www.ucc.org...
Still doubt me?
www.msnbc.msn.com...
www.washingtonpost.com...
www.time.com...
www.barackobama.com...



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:46 PM
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Many Conservatives and self acclaimed patriots wouldn't vote for a Muslim thanks to 9/11. They already go crazy over the made up false rumor of Obama being a Muslim, what makes you think they'd vote for someone who actually is one?

It's a "Christian" nation according to the Right, they'd want someone who's White, a follower of organized religion and a product of their corrupt ideologies.

As for me, I'd vote for someone depending on their policies on certain matters...religion doesn't matter to me unless they're focusing on involving their religious beliefs with their policies, like Bush did with the foreign policy. Religion as a whole should be left out of politics, but we know that'll never happen.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:47 PM
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Originally posted by Steve8511

Originally posted by indigothefish
well if you voted obama then you did

obama is muslim right? who knows, he is a man of so many mysteries


I have to agree, if you're born one- you are.

Muslims are a strongly believing crowd, they no matter what flag they fall under when push comes to shove they revert back to Muslim extremism.


Excuse me? That's like saying someone is a Catholic because they were born one. I was baptized, confirmed and attended Catholic school most of my life.

I'm an Atheist.

Leave ignorance out of the forums, thanks.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:48 PM
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Mentioning of President Bush. That is why I believed he nominated the first time to be President. He is just so much more Christian then John McCain.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:07 PM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
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Mentioning of President Bush. That is why I believed he nominated the first time to be President. He is just so much more Christian then John McCain.


There were plenty of voters who helped elect...well, "elect" Bush as President just because of his religious ideologies, not his political policies.

Religion does play a key role in a campaign and is often used as a tool, along with "terrorism." Claim you'll keep us safe from the big bad Muslims and say that you believe in the word of God, you just might become the next president.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:14 PM
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Yes, that evil Christian belief that founded this nation. Or the Judeo Christian belief so to speak is just barbaric!

To do no harm!

I know, absolute blasphemy in modern day politics. Just EVIL incarnate!

I believe in one thing as a Christian, to do no harm to another. To allow them to make the choice. I will attempt to push my beliefs, but as a Christian I will not and cannot force you to believe. That is just outright barbarianism.

Sorry, if a true Christian, I would vote for them immediately. Of course there are the Christian light types, that I would vote for anyone else before them. Do not even have to mention them, hell we have one now as a president. One that supposedly is a Christian that voted against a ban on killing children outside the womb.

Yeah, WHATEVER!



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