Skip to comments.Record number of Muslim and Arab-American delegates at the DNC this year (here's why)
Posted on 09/08/2012 12:53:23 PM PDT by NYer
While the Republicans stand strong on the Christian deity, they also allegedly adopted an anti-Sharia platform targeting the religious practices of Muslims this year. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked them to remove it, but the Republicans refused. Thus, the increase in Muslim and Arab-American delegates at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this year is attributed to the Republicans anti-Muslim platform and according to the CAIR website and the Rightwing Watch site, the GOP said they will inspire laws targeting Islam.
Eight years ago, an estimated 25 Muslim and Arab-Americans attended the DNC and in 2008, 43 attended. This year at least 100 Muslim and Arab-Americans attended the DNC and very few attended the Republican National Convention (RNC).
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, said CAIRs government affairs coordinator, Robert McCaw. It is also a sign of the American Muslim community's growing civic engagement and acceptance in the Democratic Party."
This year, CAIR made efforts to encourage American Muslims to participate in the election and connect with candidates by volunteering, registering to vote, and mobilizing those in the community to vote. McCaw stated that with a larger number of Muslim voters in swing states, such as Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, they could be potentially influential in deciding the next president.
Just got through watching 9/11 timeline on FoxNews. And to think we now have a muslim lover in the White House just makes me sick!!!!!!!!1
Now who do you say is waging a war on women?
Yeah, I saw them booing God.
Democrat Party = unprincipled power mongers + special interest constituency groups with never-ending grievances — why should should anyone be surprised that CAIR is stocking their convention?
The Dems...supporting Anti-American activities since 1964...
Ditto! I watched it last night and am very grateful to Fox for continuing to show that video footage. We must never forget the events that unfolded on that day and the innocent victims! NEVER!
I was working in the NYS Governor's office at the state capitol in Albany on September 11, 2001. One of the Lt. Governor's staff stepped into our office (Computer Services) and said a plane had just crashed into one of the Twin Towers. Like many others, we thought it was a small plane. A few minutes later, she popped her head back in and said another plane had hit the 2nd tower. After that, all staff were immediately mobilized to provide total assistance to Governor Pataki. This was especially true for us as we had to ensure the governor remained in uninterrupted communication with staff and Washington. At one point I stepped outside and looked up into the sky, Having once worked for an international airline, it was so eerie not seeing any aircraft overhead. The silence was deafening. We later learned that one of the aircraft that crashed into the Twin Towers had flown over our offices, following the Hudson River to their intended target in Manhattan.
That day and the days that followed are burned into my memory!
“Just got through watching 9/11 timeline on FoxNews. And to think we now have a muslim lover in the White House just makes me sick!!!!!!!!1”
Given his Mud-Slime upbringing and his trips to Pakistan on an Indonesian passport and his obvious attempt at fundamentally changing the USA, I am positive he is a sleeper agent of al Qaeda and is working to destroy us from within.
Thanks to the refusal of our media to vet him we may never know how deeply he is embedded in that terrorist organization.
The last thing America needs is more Muslims.
Why do you think Obama moved the convention to a smaller facility? He was afraid of all the Muslims that would fill the seats and turn away Jewish and Gentile voters.
Well said. Diversity destroys republics.
Hilary/Obama are quietly bringing them into the US by the droves. Some as refugees, some as family members, many at request of organizations such as CAIR.
Just look at Sweden and England. DESTROYED by multi-culturalism. They now have Sharia zones in Europe... sickening.
Syrian nationals welcomed temporarily.........
Well, we can’t say we weren’t warned . . . 220+ years ago.
Like neanderthals jumping up and down around a shiny black monolith...
Obama was probably in on 9.11, or the 9.11 folks had something to do with him.
A few days before the hit, we did intercept recruitment of suicide bombers in the US, for suicide operations. One of the recruiters seems to be Muslim Brotherhood, and to have been present at Obama’s first appearance in Cairo.
Obama invited a selection from Muslim Brotherhood.
Those datapoints eventually landed us in a world of hurt that borders on attempted murder.
Follow this yellow brick road:
Follow this one, and you *see* the recruitment. The site is now Saudi registered.
Placemark for “I gotta read that”.
That was the day I discovered FR. A friend at work was a member and FR is where he saw the first news.