The blue Muslim wave: American Muslims launch political campaigns, hope to deliver ‘sweet justice’ to Trump

Source: The Washington Post

 April 15 at 7:39 PM

Fayaz Nawabi has never met President Trump. But he credits the president with convincing him to run for office.

Nawabi, a 31-year-old candidate for San Diego City Council, supports almost everything that Trump opposes: He is pro-affordable housing, pro-environment, pro-immigrant and pro-refugee. That makes him part of the blue wave of new liberal candidates spurred to run by Trump’s election and policies.


But Nawabi is also part of a notable subset: the blue Muslim wave.

More than 90 American Muslims, nearly all of them Democrats, are running for public office across the country this year. Many are young and politically inexperienced, and most are long shots. But they represent a collective gamble: that voters are so disgusted by America’s least popular president on record that they’re willing to elect members of America’s least popular religious minority group.

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  1. I believe religion and government must remain separate from on another and church business and political business should not cross paths or interfere with on another. Since faith and religion are personal and are matters of the heart yet on the contrary voting and electing a suitable government and political affairs are matters that involve your country, economic well-being, and future policy decisions that extends beyonds yourself to all the people living in that country.

    Therefore, these people can run for office, no doubt, but not by mentioning their religion, that I do not agree with.

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