CAIR Boasts of Muslim Vote

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The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) boasted this week that over 100 delegates at the Democratic National Convention are Muslim, more than double from 2008.  Interesting, though still less than 2 percent of the total delegates in Charlotte.

Groups like CAIR like to boast there are 8 million Muslims in America. And one new report circulating at the convention claimed 3 million Muslim voters.  In fact, surveys put Muslims at just under 1 percent of the U.S. population, so less than 3 million.  A study called “Engaging American Muslims” asserted there are 1.2 million Muslim voters.  With nearly 150 million registered voters, the Muslim vote is less than 1 percent, though arguably concentrated in urban areas of a few swing states.

“The more than doubling of Muslim delegates at this year’s Democratic National Convention is a direct result of their hard work and grassroots organizing within the Democratic Party,” a CAIR official boasted in a news release. “It is also a sign of the American Muslim community’s growing civic engagement and acceptance in the Democratic Party.”

CAIR noted that Muslim voters overwhelmingly backed Obama in 2008, although the small poll it cited claims nearly 90 percent, surely an exaggeration.  Muslim voters are believed to have been mostly Republican before 9-11 and supported George W. Bush in 2000.  Socially conservative on issues like abortion and homosexuality, Muslims also often tended to own small businesses and were leery of Democratic policies on taxes and regulation.   A 2008 Newsweek story to which the CAIR news release links explains:  “The shift began in 2004—in part because of the GOP’s mishandling of civil liberties, from wiretapping American citizens to detaining Muslims in the United States and Guantanamo without trial, and because of the war in Iraq.”

Groups like CAIR and the Islamic Society of North America have almost entirely aligned with America’s Religious Left, ignoring differences over marriage and abortion, while touting Big Government and opposition to U.S. national security policies.  Most American Muslims probably have little in common with feminist Episcopal bishops or Presbyterian LGBTQ activists.  But groups like CAIR have nurtured an alliance mostly based on common disdain for American conservatives and relishing the role as aggrieved minority group.

CAIR complained of relatively few Muslim delegates at the Republican Convention, while apparently failing to note that Democrats, like Republicans, omitted any Muslim clergy from delivering prayers before their convention this year.  CAIR also denounced the Republican Convention’s platform for denouncing application of “foreign law” in the U.S., which CAIR declared an “anti-Islam platform plank, because its presumed target was Sharia.

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  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    ETERNAL NAKBA FOR CAIR.

    I hope the NYPD continues monitoring mosques and madrassas in New Jersey..

    The "blind sheik" had a home in a Jersey City mosque.

    Islamists planning to attacck Fort Dix were in New Jersey.

    • Kufar Dawg

      I just wanted to thank you for your new greeting for islamofascists (i.e. Happy eternal Nakba), I intend to use it often.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Kufar Dawg AKBAR (is GREAT)

        The "Nakba" is a term coined to describe the FAILURE of 5 Arab armies to destroy Israel in 1948, just 3 years after the end of WW2 and the Holocaust, despite the encouragement in the racist Koran, is a catastrophe for all Islamofascits.

        It was a Nakba, a catastrophe similar to the Unconditional Surrender of national Socialist Germany to the US, UK and SU in 1945.

  • Schlomotion

    Mr. Tooley appears here to scoff at the Supremacy Clause. I wonder why. I would guess that he likes the suspension of Habeas Corpus and the abandonment of the Geneva Conventions. Detainees cannot be neither a prisoner of war, nor a criminal with Constitutional rights. This must dismay Mr. Tooley. Similarly, a free American citizen cannot be neither entitled to peaceably assemble nor freely travel to a country with better rights. Mr. Tooley advocates an erased boundary between church and state, an erased Habeas Corpus, and an erased sense of liberty. He wants to put three more padlocks on the Supremacy Clause and turn this place into the USSA.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Shariamotion is still upset that his side LOST WW2.

      • Kufar Dawg

        I had thought the Ottoman Empire lost WW1?

  • GUESSEDworker

    ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Using the "anti-white" race card is a code word for national socialism and nazi filth like david puke.

      david puke even endorsed a BLACK nazi mr. charlie barron in an election in NYC.

      It was like CAIR endorsing Obama.

      That's why charlie barron lost. Charlie getting a thumbs up from a kkk klansturd ended Mister Charlies campaign.

  • Ghostwriter

    Great! More idiocy from Schlomotion and GUESSEDworker.

    • curmudgeon

      a question for you, ghost. what part of guestworker's post is erroneous? is there some portion you can factually challenge? admittedly, defending the right of white majority countries to stay that way is politically toxic, and you dont even have to point that out, but tell us…………where is the error? you and your liberal friends and accomplices recognize readily that iraqi and afghani civillians, as well as any foreigner of approved religious alignment has the RIGHT AND DUTY to murder any american soldier because they are "in their country", but you and other toxic denizens of the hate america left dont seem to recognize our right to expel foreign, particularly muslim, invaders on the same basis—being in our country. why is it that where lefties are concerned, what is sauce for the goose is definitel NOT sauce for the gander?

  • guest

    Eventually they will have their offices in Mosques. They will be called the office of Constitutional Replacement with Sharia.
    Like the leader of the democrats said: blocking Sharia is racist!

  • Kezel

    251 total delegates. from the states of oklahoma iowa utah vermont nevada montana……….six states……..ififnd this number very fishy and the states they are suppposedly from very very fishy.yet they claim only 100 delegates. hmmmmmm whats goin on out there?