Category Archive: POLITICS & CIVIL RIGHTS

Mar 17 2018

3 Countries, 4 Continents, 46 years, and handcuffed for this?

What My Arrest One Year Ago Taught Me About America By Hesham El Meligy March 17, 2018 “Will I be made an example of and get labeled a terrorist? Will I end up in Guantanamo? Will I lose my job and spend time in jail? These questions rushed into my mind when I was arrested at …

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Jan 29 2017

Libertarian Party to Muslims: We Stand With You

From the Web: Source: https://www.lp.org/we_stand_with_you/ By Libertarian Party (LP Press Release) January 29, 2017 For Immediate Release January 29, 2017 Contact: Carla Howell, media [at] LP [dot] org or (202) 333-0008 x 222 In the early morning hours of January 28th, a fire broke out in the Victoria Islamic Center in Victoria, TX. It quickly destroyed the whole building. …

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Jan 16 2017

Obama’s Eloquence Fails to Hide His Evil Legacy

By Ramy Osman January 2017 With another eloquent speech that was the trademark of his 8 years as ruler of the world, Barack Obama brilliantly programmed his faithful disciples one last time. He ignored all of the injustices and horrors that he and his administration were responsible for during his tenure; And he instead mesmerized his …

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Nov 11 2016

Libertarian Party National Vice Chairman Encourages Fellow Libertarians to Protect Muslim Americans

By Will Coley November 2016 This afternoon, Libertarian Party national Vice Chairman, Arvin Vohra, took to facebook to encourage fellow libertarians to protect their Muslim neighbors, through force of arms if need be.

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Nov 11 2016

Trumps Aggression is an American Profession

  By Ramy Osman November 2016 Trumps win of the presidency has challenged many people’s perception of what America really stands for. People are having trouble coming to terms with what a Trump presidency will mean for this country. There’s no doubt that things are going to change over the next four years. But how …

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Nov 08 2016

You Can Still Win Big by Voting for the Loser

  Hesham El-Meligy November 8, 2016   The prize of an election is not only who wins (or who you make lose), the real prize, especially for a minority group like the Muslim community, is that when you go to vote, you sign next to your printed name – which creates political leverage.  The names …

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Nov 06 2016

Some Guiding Thoughts for Muslim Voters in Staten Island and NYC

By Hesham El Meligy Here’s a video of a talk I gave Saturday morning at a mosque in Staten Island, NY.  It touches on many aspects of political involvement and creating political leverage for the Muslim community, as well as a few guiding tips for voting in this Tuesday’s general election. To inject some fun …

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Oct 26 2016

Oklahoma Lawmakers Use Their Bully-Pulpit to Demonize Muslims

By Priscilla Galstun-Khader October 2016 Oklahoma State lawmakers approved Rep. John “Islam-is-a-cancer-in-our-nation-that-needs-to-be-cut-out” Bennett’s proposal for an “Interim study on radical Islam” on July 8 2016, along with 71 other studies, for an estimated $50,000. That’s our tax dollars being used for this state-sponsored hate and fear mongering and the othering of Muslims in Oklahoma. This …

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Oct 26 2016

As a Muslim American, I will vote my conscience this November. By abstaining

From the Web: Source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/24/muslim-american-i-will-vote-my-conscience-by-abstaining  By Qanta Ahmed (the guardian) October 24, 2016 I am an American Muslim with one vote, and no person for whom to cast it. I became a citizen less than a year ago. This is my first election and yet, I won’t be joining the millions of other Americans going to …

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Oct 22 2016

The Middle East and the Next Administration

By Dr Imad ad-Dean Ahmad August 2016 Source: Minaret of Freedom Blog [These are selected highlights excerpted from Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr.’s address to the Middle East Policy Council’s 86th Capitol Hill Conference. The complete video and transcript of the entire conference are available at: http://mepc.org/hill-forums/middle-east-and-next-administration.] The Middle East and the Next Administration: Challenges, Opportunities …

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Sep 03 2016

The Libertarian Presidential Ticket Splits on Aid to Israel

By Dr Imad ad-Dean Ahmad August 2016 Source: Minaret of Freedom Blog   The single biggest source of Middle East and Muslim resentment over American foreign policy is certainly aid to Israel, but it is a sacred cow to the major parties. As long as America gives unconditional foreign aid to the apartheid state it …

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Aug 14 2016

Muslim Libertarian Candidate for Minnesota Senate – District 14

By Ramy Osman August 2016 Steven Zilberg is the first Muslim candidate for senate in the state of Minnesota (14th District). He’s a native of Minnesota who converted to Islam while studying abroad in South Africa. He hopes to become the first Muslim Minnesotan senator as well as the youngest elected person from the city …

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Jul 30 2016

Will it be Hillary or Trump: Does it really matter?

[The following are excerpts from an article published on Crescent Online. Additions and deletions by M4L are contained within brackets “[ ]”.  – M4L admin] From the Web Source: http://www.crescent-online.net/2016/07/will-it-be-hillary-or-trump By Crescent Online (http://www.crescent-online.net) July 26, 2016 Many people naively believe that history-making is something good. What difference does it or will it make if Hillary …

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Apr 07 2016

Libertarian Presidential candidate Darryl W. Perry selects Muslim running mate Will Coley for VP

  From Around the Web Source: http://darrylwperry.com – –PRESS RELEASE– – For immediate release: 04/06/16  CONTACT: Darryl W. Perry Phone: 202-709-4377 Email: Darryl@DarrylWPerry.com   NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Libertarian Presidential candidate Darryl W. Perry selects Muslim running mate       KEENE, NH, April 6, 2016 – The Libertarian Party, which made history in 1972 …

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Mar 10 2016

Yes Muslims, we are also responsible for the rise of Trump.

I know the title has probably angered you, but it’s time we take a long hard look as a community at some harsh realities of our situation. Namely that we caused this, or at the very least refused to do anything that wasn’t easy, to fix or prevent it. Now I know what you’re going …

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Dec 15 2015

Libertarian Party National Chair Invites Muslims to Join the LP.

    From Around the Web Source: http://www.lp.org By Nicholas Sarwark (LIBERTARIAN PARTY) December 14, 2015   Dear Muslim Republicans, I share your outrage and hurt at Donald Trump’s recent comments and policy suggestions about Muslims. I share your outrage and hurt that he still is polling well among Republicans. I share your outrage and …

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Nov 01 2015

Should American Muslims Reconsider the Liberal [Democrat] Alliance?

From Around the Web Source: http://muslimmatters.org/2014/09/15/american-muslims-reconsider-liberal-alliance/ By Mobeen Vaid (MUSLIM MATTERS) September 15, 2014 Background As a result of the Bush years and a neoconservative ideology that disproportionately favored policies curtailing the rights of Muslims domestically and interventionism on the international stage, American Muslims have, for the bulk of the last decade, overwhelmingly affiliated with …

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Sep 01 2015

***UPDATE***M4L-TN Calls for Resignation of TWO Tennessee Sheriffs

By Will Coley September 2015 Muslims 4 Liberty Tennessee is calling for the immediate resignation of Sevier County,TN Sheriff Ron Seals. Last week at a meeting of the Sevier County Tea Party Sheriff Ron Seals of Sevier County made openly bigoted statements, showing his inability to fairly and equitably enforce the law on all of …

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Apr 17 2015

M4L Attends Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

By Ramy Osman April 2015 This past Monday, April 13th , I attended an event that was the first of its kind for the Muslim American community. It was the first ever Muslim Advocacy Day held on Capitol Hill, #MuslimHillDay. Over 250 state delegates from almost a dozen different Muslim national organizations came together to …

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Oct 24 2014

OK Liberty Candidate Teaches Muslims the Proper Way to Make a Point. **UPDATED**

By Will Coley October 2014 Many times in life we’re given choices,chances to define who we are as individuals, what we’ll stand for, and what we won’t. We all hope that when put into that position, that we’ll have the courage, and dedication to conviction and principle, to put those before “going along”. Unfortunately too …

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