Thursday, January 31, 2013

Muslim-named occupant of the White House clears the path for other Muslim candidates

Democrat candidate for NYC city council inspired by Barack HUSSEIN Obama

From the NY Daily News, "Community leader Zead Ramadan throws hat in District 7 City Council race, raises quick bucks -- Former Community Board 12 chairman and board president of New York Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations says he would be first Arab-American member":
He is the president of the board of directors of the New York Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, and he’s the founding chairman of the board of directors of the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center.

And recently, he was elected to the board of directors of the West Harlem Development Corp. Ramadan said his priorities would include advocating for business, improving education and fighting for affordable housing.

His only concern about running: Would people vote for a candidate with his name?

Then, he said he was reminded of another popular politician with a non-traditional name: Barack Hussein Obama.
(Emphasis added.)


Jemas said...

Cognitive Dissonance is the state of holding two conflicting beliefs simultaneously.

To wit: Eric Dondero (hereinafter referred to as America-Hater) complains constantly about how Muslims seem to dislike the West in general and America in particular. He is extremely vocal about this and posts constant and unending rants about every single action committed by anyone even slightly Islamic.

When America-hater stumbled upon an article about how a Muslim is running for NYC City Council (as is his right, because forbidding someone the right to run due to his religion would be unconstitutional) he was enraged. America-hater is clearly unhappy to see a Muslim taking positive steps towards being a more active member in politics, despite the fact that having more Muslims (or non-Christians really) active in politics might go a long way towards showing Muslims around the world that America isn't a massive hotbed of anti-Islamic hatred. So Eric, care to tell me why you're in a state of cognitive dissonance?

Queens, New York, NY

Rational Nation USA said...

Point well stated, and quite quaintly American.

Les Carpenter
The right in MA.

citizen121 said...

On Halloween, Eric Dondero requests 7-year olds to provide their political affiliation and refuses to give them candy if he feels their answer is incorrect.

Eric Dondero said...

citizen21, yes, I most certainly DID do that, and will DO THAT AGAIN, come next Halloween. But I'll do it in an expanded version. I'm gonna get a professionally made sign this time, not the shitty little sign I made up with a magic marker. It's gonna be much more visible.

citizen121 said...

you do that eric. every halloween you can congratulate yourself for exposing the middle-school mentality of your libertarian colleagues to a progressively larger and larger percentage of the american electorate.

the beauty of democracy is that anyone is free to display their immaturity and lack of judgement publicly, and eventually the voters decide if you've chosen to behave like an idiot.