Yes, and they will win even more as their population grows largely through legal immigration.
One might wonder, as I did here in 2007 why if refugees and Muslim migrants of all stripes were eager to assimilate did they need to place their people (representing their religion) into local, state and federal government?
And, just imagine, I asked then, if we would blatantly say—we want Catholics, Jews, other Christians as our leaders—wouldn’t all hell break loose in the media?
Yet, no one seems to care if CAIR says we are electing our people, Muslims, everywhere we can!
I’m referring to a post I wrote in the summer of 2007 where a US Imam, Yahya Hendi, went to Saudi Arabia to brag about how they planned to elect Muslims to political office throughout America. It is worth a read now.
ISIS might be taking the fire jihad route, but their co-religionists at CAIR etc. are changing America by changing the people.
Here is the election news that has CAIR celebrating (hat tip: Cathy):
CAIR, Jetpac, MPower Change: 26 American Muslim Candidates Win in Nov. 5 Elections for Total of 34 Muslims Elected in 2019
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and Jetpac, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing American Muslim representation in politics and the media, and MPower Change, one of the largest Muslim-led social and racial justice organizations in the United States, today reported 26 American Muslim electoral victories nationwide in yesterday’s off-year election.
[NOTE: These results are preliminary and subject to change.]
Throughout 2019, CAIR, Jetpac and MPower Change have identified at least 34 Muslim candidates who won elections in local and statewide races across the country. More than 80 Muslims ran for office this year at the local and state level.
“These electoral victories clearly indicate that American Muslims are stepping up and showing their commitment to public service,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad ***.
“We congratulate these Muslim trailblazers who are creating a more inclusive democracy for everyone.”
“American Muslims are running for office in large numbers because more of us are realizing that we have a unique perspective that will help fix massive inequities in healthcare, education, and the criminal legal system,” said Jetpac Executive Director Mohammed Missouri.
“We’re also aware that staying on the sidelines while anti-Muslim bigotry runs rampant will increase the threat to our community. A truly representative Democracy will help us get out of this dark era as a stronger society.”
“What do Muslim Americans do during a time of heightened Islamophobia under a xenophobic administration? We run for office and win,” said MPower Change’s Executive Director Linda Sarsour .
“Muslim Americans are engaging in the democratic process in unprecedented ways and we can’t wait to continue this wave in 2020 to save our democracy.”
Looks like Virginia is the big winner….
- Pious Ali – Portland City Council (reelection)
- Safiya Khalid – Lewiston City Council
- Fazlul Kabir – College Park City Council (reelection)
- Mehreen Butt – Wakefield Town Council (reelection)
- Afroz Khan – Newburyport City Council (reelection)
- Sumbul Siddiqui – Cambridge City Council (reelection)
- Nadia Mohamed – St. Louis Park City Council
- Abdisalam Adam – Fridley School Board (appointed in 2018 to fill a vacant seat but elected by the public for the first time yesterday)
- Jamillah Beasley – Irvington Municipal Council (reelection)
- Mustafa Al-Mutazzim Brent – East Orange City Council (reelection)
- Denise Sanders – Teaneck Board of Education (reelection)
- Raghib Muhammad – Montgomery Township Board of Education
- Adnan Zakaria – Prospect Park City Council (reelection)
- Esllam Zakaria – Prospect Park Board of Education (reelection)
- Omar Tarazi – Hilliard City Council
- Omar Sabir – Philadelphia City Commission
- Buta Biberaj – Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney
- Ghazala Hashmi – Senate District 10
- Babur Lateef – Prince William County School Board (reelection)
- Harris Mahedavi – Loudon County School Board
- Abrar Omeish – Fairfax County School Board
- Sam Rasoul – House of Delegates District 11 (reelection)
- Ibraheem Samirah – House of Delegates District 86 (reelection)
- Lisa Zargarpur – Prince William County School Board
- Turan Kayaoglu – Puyallup School Board
- Zahra Roach – Pasco City Council
***Nihad Awad joined forces with refugee contractor Church World Service on the steps of the US Capitol here recently where they demanded more refugee resettlement to Anytown, USA because what do they need the most to change America—more of their people!