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Postby Saint » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:22 pm

What You Must Believe To Be A Good Republican
Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a popular conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iraq.

Government should relax regulation of Big Business and Big Money but crack down on individuals who use marijuana to relieve the pain of illness.

"Standing Tall for America" means firing your workers and moving their jobs overseas.

A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multinational corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.

Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton.

The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

Group sex and drug use are degenerate sins unless you someday run for governor of California as a Republican.

If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.

A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our long-time allies, then demand their cooperation and money.

HMOs and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.

Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy. Providing health care to all Americans is evil socialism.

Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him and a bad guy when Bush needed a "we can't find Bin Laden" diversion.

A president lying about an extramarital affair is a impeachable offense. A president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet.

The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but George Bush's driving record is none of our business.

You support states' rights, which means Attorney General John Ashcroft can tell states what local voter initiatives they have the right to adopt.

What Bill Clinton did in the 1960s is of vital national interest, but what Bush did in the '80s is irrelevant.

Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.
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Re: What You Must Believe to Be a Good Republican...

Postby Millennium » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:44 am

What you have to believe to be a good Democrat:

Nothing, there is no such thing as a good democrat. No morals, what you do is fine, no matter who suffers from it. No conscience, killing babies is fine, but let's don't kill a threat to America. Kill big business.....we have NO IDEA where the money that supports all of us dead beats and pot heads comes from and don't realize that Big Business supports the world. Stand tall for America? Only if you can burn it's flag, piss on it values and march in the streets for gay pride, cramming it down the rest of out throats.

The majority of your complaints are silly, and very few republican believe that, but you're typical of the liberal out there. take a half truth, add your on spin on it, and repeat it as fact....

Keep trying......You guys are epic failure.
Save America, IMPEACH OBAMA! And continue tossing out the deadbeat Democrats that are currently in office.
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Re: What You Must Believe to Be a Good Republican...

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Re: What You Must Believe to Be a Good Republican...

Postby Brian » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:39 pm

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Re: What You Must Believe to Be a Good Republican...

Postby Quicksilver » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:24 pm

I'm a Teddy Roosevelt Green Republican. I believe the USA should lead the way with fast reactor, solar, tidal and wind power, and get rid of our coal power plants fast. I believe that millions of felonious Americans who encourage illegals should be fined as per law, and that the illegals should also be fined and deported deeply as per law. American jobs for Americans. It should be against the law to have an American company ship jobs overseas. It is wrong that government workers are paid up to double their civilian counterparts, that must be reduced a lot and the draft for all government jobs and a CCC program restarted. The USA is way overpopulated and needs to stop immigration totally, no child tax credits, parents pay for their own kid's education, and a massive campaign to get sterilizations, birth control pills and devices, and if necessary even free abortions.
The Constitution should be interpreted as in Madison's Papers. He never meant for the first amendment to include "Mohammedanism or other Eastern religions". He knew the lurking danger and goals, and authorized lying of Islam. They should be deported, too.
We don't belong in Islamic countries and should bring our troops home and to our own borders and coasts. If attacked again, nuke 'em.
The main thing is to lead the world in massive CO2 and population reduction, and green lifestyles. The fact that we are right on the tipping point of self releasing methane from the Arctic tundras which would lead to thermageddon and an ELE, make it mandatory we act fast and thoroughly. The world we knew is over, and this is an emergency of the highest order. Overpopulation>population crash 2050 or before. Keep burning fossil fuels>higher than PETM temps by 2300 and an 87% ELE including humans. Do insufficiently, and it goes on from there to Hansen's runaway greenhouse effect and no life left on Earth, forever. That is NOT logical or the Will of God. I consider myself a good Republican(real Republican, NOT a country club Republican), a good American(decorated veteran), and a good Earth man(live on solar power, 1 child, drive a hybrid, grow, compost). JFK and MLK said "Equal opportunities for equal qualifications, regardless of race", not the reverse discrimination of now. Eisenhower was really the last good president, IMHO.
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Re: What You Must Believe to Be a Good Republican...

Postby Saint » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:28 pm

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Re: What You Must Believe to Be a Good Republican...

Postby Quicksilver » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:56 pm

Wrong!! There were no islamic real Americans before the 1965 Immigration Act, when I was a kid. Sure, they visited, but did not build this country. People like Madison knew they were a kill cult that could not recognize democracy, only Sharia Law. Technically we have been at war against islam since the earliest days of our Republic. Their taqqiya allows lying in furtherance of islam, and killing those who do not submit to their cult are to be killed, or robbed and treated like scum as "dhimmi". http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/
The Republicans were green when TR was President. I will vote for whoever gets the highest grade from http://www.numbersusa.com
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Re: What You Must Believe to Be a Good Republican...

Postby Saint » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:34 pm

Famous Americans of Arab descent or from Arab nations

Main article: List of Arab Americans
Here are a few examples of famous Arab Americans. Arab Americans are also involved in politics.
[edit]Entertainment
Najee Mondalek, (Lebanese) Actor/Producer/Playwright.
Moustapha Akkad, (Syrian) film producer and director.
DJ Khaled, (Palestinian) rapper, music producer.
Frank Zappa, (half Arab father) musician.
Mohammed Fairouz, (Arab) musician/composer.
Paul Anka, (Lebanese) singer/songwriter.
Jim Backus, (Lebanese) actor/comedian
Vince Vaughn, (partially Lebanese) actor.
Danny Nucci, (Moroccan mother) actor.
Ronnie Khalil, (Egyptian) stand-up comedian.
Alia Shawkat, (Iraqi father) actress
Valerie Domínguez Tarud, (Lebanese) previous Miss Colombia.
Shannon Elizabeth, (Syrian father) actress.
Sammy Hagar, (partially Lebanese) rock musician and former lead singer of Van Halen.
Tony Shalhoub, (Lebanese) executive producer and actor of Monk.
Fredwreck, (Palestinian) hip hop producer.
Hoda Kotb, (Egyptian) television news personality for Dateline NBC and the Today Show.
Jamie Farr, (Lebanese) Hollywood actor especially famous for his role as Klinger (also Lebanese) in the TV series "M*A*S*H".
George Nader, (Lebanese) 1950's Hollywood actor.
Danny Thomas, (Lebanese) actor and his daughter Marlo Thomas, actress.
Casey Kasem, (Lebanese) radio personality and voice actor.
Anissa Jones, {Lebanese maternal grandparents} actress Family Affair.
Vic Tayback, (Syrian), actor.
Michael Ansara, (Syriac), actor.
Fawaz Gerges, (Lebanese) ABC analyst and regular guest on Oprah's Anti-war series.
Kathy Najimy, (Lebanese) actress in many American films that include Sister Act.
Wafah Dufour, (Saudi Arabian Father) supermodel and singer
Lorraine Ali, (Iraqi) reporter, editor, culture writer, and music critic for Newsweek.
Wentworth Miller, (Part Syrian/Lebanese) actor.
Sanaa Hamri, (Moroccan) music video and movie director; her films include the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
George Noory, (Lebanese) radio host, host of Coast To Coast AM with George Noory.
Hala Gorani, (Syrian) CNN International news correspondent.
Yousef Abu-Taleb, (Jordanian) actor Lonelygirl15, Film Producer
Rima Fakih, (Lebanese) Miss USA 2010
Remy Munasifi, (Iraqi father/Lebanese mother) comedian also known an GoRemy
Sahar Dika, (Lebanese) MTV's The Real World: New Orleans (2010) participant
Shakira, (Part Lebanese), Singer
Salma Hayek, (Lebanese), Actress, director and producer
Paula Abdul, ( Syrian Jewish father), recording artist, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality
Wendie Malick, (Egyptian), actress and fashion model
Sean Yazbeck, (Lebanese), winner of Donald Trumps 'The Apprentice', NBC (2006)
Yasmine Bleeth, (Algerian mother), actress
Sports
Abe Gibran, former Cleveland Brown
Ahmed Kaddour, (Lebanese) professional boxer, from NBC show The Contender
Bill George, NFL player and Hall of Famer
Drew Haddad, of the Indianapolis Colts
Doug Flutie, (Lebanese father) NFL Player of the Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers.
Gavin Maloof, own the Sacramento Kings
George Maloof, Sr. owned the NBA’s Houston Rockets
Jeff George, quarterback for several NFL teams
Jim Harrick, UCLA’s coach
Joe Maloof, own the Sacramento Kings
Joe Robbie, former owner and founder of the NFL's Miami Dolphins.
John Jaha, sports athlete, of the MLB Milwaukee Brewers.
Justin Abdelkader, an American ice hockey forward playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Khalid Khannouchi, (Moroccan) marathon world record holder.
Nader Abdallah, (Palestinian) NFL Player of the Baltimore Ravens.
Omar Sheika, (Palestinian) professional boxer, four-time world title challenger.
Rich Kotite, NFL coach
Rocco Baldelli, (Syrian) professional baseball Red Sox.
Rony Seikaly,(Lebanese) Former NBA Player, now DJ
Writers and Thinkers
Gibran Khalil Gibran, (Lebanese) writer, philosopher, and painter.
Edward Said, (Palestinian) literary theorist and outspoken Palestinian activist.
Helen Thomas, (Lebanese) reporter, columnist and White House correspondent.
Ismail al-Faruqi, (Palestinian) philosopher and authority on Islam and comparative religion.
Mona Simpson, (Syrian father Abdulfattah Jandali) novelist.
Susie Gharib, co-anchor of the Nightly Business Report, 100 most influential business journalists.
Hala Gorani, (Syrian) journalist and anchor of CNN's International Desk.
Public Figures / Politicians
Victor G. Atiyeh, (Syrian) former Governor of Oregon.
Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010.
Victoria Reggie Kennedy, (Lebanese) attorney and widow of late Senator Ted Kennedy.
Selwa Roosevelt, (Lebanese) former Chief of Protocol of the United States and wife of the late Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt, Jr., grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt.
Mitch Daniels, Assyrian governor of Indiana.
John E. Sununu, (Palestinian) senator from New Hampshire.
Spencer Abraham, (Lebanese) senator from Michigan and Secretary of Energy under Bush.
Nick Rahall, (Lebanese) congressman from Wrest Virginia.
Ralph Nader, (Lebanese) consumer advocate, politician, first Arab American to run for President of the United States.
John H. Sununu, (Palestinian) Governor of New Hampshire and White House Chief of Staff under George H. W. Bush.
George J. Mitchell, (Lebanese) United States of America special envoy to the Middle East under the Obama administration, U.S. senator from Maine, Senate Majority Leader.
John Abizaid, (Lebanese), retired general.
George Joulwan, (Lebanese), retired general, former NATO commander-in-chief.
Zainab Salbi, (Iraqi), co-founder and president of Women for Women International.
Rosemary Barkett, (Syrian), first woman Supreme Court Justice and Chief Justice for the state of Florida.
James Zogby, (Lebanese) founder and president of the Arab American Institute.
Nadya Suleman, (Iraqi father), "Octomom"
Business
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. (Syrian father Abdulfattah Jandali).
Kaysar Ridha, (Iraqi) businessman and contestant on reality series Big Brother.
John Zogby, (Lebanese) founder and current President/CEO of Zogby International.
Najeeb Halaby, (Syrian) father of Queen Noor of Jordan Lisa Elhalabi, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. CEO, and chairman of Pan Am.
Manuel Moroun, owner of CenTra, Inc., the holding company which controls the Ambassador Bridge and Michigan Central Depot.
Jacques Nasser, (Lebanese) former president and CEO of Ford Motor Company.
John J. Mack, (Lebanese) Chairman of the Board and CEO of Morgan Stanley.
Ray R. Irani, (Palestinian) Chairman and CEO of Occidental Petroleum.
Scientists
Charles Elachi, (Lebanese) director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Elias Zerhouni (Algerian) current director of the National Institutes of Health.
Ahmed Zewail (Egyptian) winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Farouk El-Baz Egyptian American scientist who worked with NASA to assist in the planning of scientific exploration of the Moon.
Fawwaz T. Ulaby (Syrian) winner of the 2006 IEEE Edison Medal and former Vice President of Research for the University of Michigan.
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Re: What You Must Believe to Be a Good Republican...

Postby Saint » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:36 pm

History



Muslim children in New York City supporting Park51.


A group of immigrants, most wearing fezzes, surrounding a large vessel which is decorated with the star and crescent symbol of Islam and the Ottoman Turks (1902-1913)
The history of Islam in the United States can be divided into two significant periods: the post World War I period, and the last few decades. Although some individual members of the Islamic faith are known to have visited or lived in the United States during the colonial era.[11]
[edit]Earliest records
Estevanico of Azamor may have been the first Muslim to enter the historical record in North America. Estevanico was a Berber originally from North Africa who explored the future states of Arizona and New Mexico for the Spanish Empire.[12][13] He was raised as a Muslim, but was converted to Roman Catholicism upon enslavement.[14]
[edit]Early national period
American views of Islam affected debates regarding freedom of religion during the drafting of the state constitution of Pennsylvania in 1776. Constitutionalists promoted religious toleration while Anticonstitutionalists called for reliance on Protestant values in the formation of the state's republican government. The former group won out, and inserted a clause for religious liberty in the new state constitution. American views of Islam were influenced by favorable Enlightenment writings from Europe, as well as Europeans who had long warned that Islam was a threat to Christianity and republicanism.[15]
When Benjamin Franklin helped establish a non-denominational religious meeting house in Philadelphia, he emphasized its non-sectarian nature by stating that "even if the Mufti of Constantinople were to send a missionary to preach Mohammedanism to us, he would find a pulpit at his service".[16] Franklin also wrote an anti-slavery parody piece claiming to be translation of the response of a government official at Algiers to a 17th-century petition to banish slavery there; the piece develops the theme that Europeans are specially suited for enslavement on cultural and religious grounds, and that there would be practical problems with abolishing slavery in North Africa; this satirizes similar arguments that were then made about the enslavement of Blacks in North America.[17]
Peter Salem, a former slave who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill, is speculated to have Muslim connections based on his Islamic-sounding name. "Saleem" means "one who is peaceful" in Arabic and is related to the word salaam. Salem's name was said by a Jewish man to be similar to the word shalom, which also means peace. Other American Revolution soldiers with Islamic names include Salem Poor, Yusuf Ben Ali, Bampett Muhamed, Francis Saba, and Joseph Saba.[18]
Between 1785 and 1815, over a hundred American sailors were captive in Algiers for ransom. Several wrote captivity narratives of their experiences that gave most Americans their first view of the Middle East and Muslim ways, and newspapers often commented on them. The views were generally negative. Royall Tyler wrote The Algerine Captive (1797), an early American novel depicting the life of an American doctor employed in the slave trade who becomes himself enslaved by Barbary pirates. Finally Presidents Jefferson and Madison sent in the Navy to confront the pirates, and ended the threat in 1815.[19][20][21]
Bilali (Ben Ali) Muhammad was a Fula Muslim from Timbo Futa-Jallon in present day Guinea-Conakry, who arrived at Sapelo Island during 1803. While enslaved, he became the religious leader and Imam for a slave community numbering approximately eighty Muslim men residing on his plantation. During the War of 1812, Muhammad and the eighty Muslim men under his leadership protected their master's Sapelo Island property from a British attack.[22] He is known to have fasted during the month of Ramadan, worn a fez and kaftan, and observed the Muslim feasts, in addition to consistently performing the five obligatory prayers.[23] In 1829, Bilali authored a thirteen page Arabic Risala on Islamic beliefs and the rules for ablution, morning prayer, and the calls to prayer. Known as the Bilali Document, it is currently housed at the University of Georgia in Athens.
[edit]Religious freedom
In 1776, John Adams published "Thoughts on Government," in which he praises the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a "sober inquirer after truth" alongside Confucius, Zoroaster, Socrates, and other thinkers.
In 1785, George Washington stated a willingness to hire "Mahometans," as well as people of any nation or religion, to work on his private estate at Mount Vernon if they were "good workmen." It was a rhetorical statement, as he hired no such people.[24]
In 1790, the South Carolina legislative body granted special legal status to a community of Moroccans. In 1797, President John Adams signed a treaty declaring the United States had no "character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen".[25]
In his autobiography, published in 1791, Benjamin Franklin stated that he "did not disapprove" of a meeting place in Pennsylvania that was designed to accommodate preachers of all religions. Franklin wrote that "even if the Mufti of Constantinople were to send a missionary to preach Mohammedanism to us, he would find a pulpit at his service."[26]


Image of Alexander Russell Webb who was the U.S. ambassador to the Philippines and a Protestant convert to Islam.
Thomas Jefferson defended religious freedom in America including those of Muslims. Jefferson explicitly mentioned Muslims when writing about the movement for religious freedom in Virginia. In his autobiography Jefferson wrote "[When] the [Virginia] bill for establishing religious freedom... was finally passed,... a singular proposition proved that its protection of opinion was meant to be universal. Where the preamble declares that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word 'Jesus Christ,' so that it should read 'a departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion.' The insertion was rejected by a great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend within the mantle of its protection the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan, the Hindoo and infidel of every denomination."[27] While President, Jefferson also participated in an iftar with the Ambassador of Tunisia in 1809.[28]
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Islam in the United States
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For a list of American Muslims, see List of American Muslims.
"American Muslim" redirects here. For the magazine, see The American Muslim.
American Muslims




Nadia Ali • Jermaine Jackson
Malcolm X • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar • Maz Jobrani
Muhammad Ali • Rima Fakih • Shohreh Aghdashloo
Dave Chappelle • Hassan Al-Qazwini • Siraj Wahhaj
Total population
1.8 Million (2011)
0.6% of the U.S. population (2011)[1]
(CIA World Factbook)
2.5 Million (2009)
0.8% of the U.S. population (2009)[2]
(Pew Research Center)
Regions with significant populations
New York metropolitan area, Michigan, Illinois, all along the Northeast Megalopolis in the Northeastern United States, Florida, Washington DC area, the West Coast (especially the Los Angeles and Bay Area), Chicago
Languages
American English, Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu
Religion
Islam
From the 1880s to 1914, several thousand Muslims immigrated to the United States from the Ottoman Empire, and from parts of South Asia; they did not form distinctive settlements, and probably most assimilated into the wider society.[3]
Once very small, the Muslim population of the US increased greatly in the 20th century, with much of the growth driven by rising immigration and conversion, and a comparatively high birth rate.[4][5] In 2005, more people from Islamic countries became legal permanent United States residents — nearly 96,000 — than in any year in the previous two decades.[6][7]
American Muslims come from various backgrounds, and are one of the most racially diverse religious group in the United States according to a 2009 Gallup poll.[8] Native-born American Muslims are mainly African Americans who make up 24% of the total Muslim population. Many of these have converted to Islam during the last seventy years. Conversion to Islam in prison,[9] and in large urban areas[10] has also contributed to its growth over the years. South Asian immigrants (from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) make up 26% of the Muslim population, and Arabs make up 26% of the population. The remaining 24% percent is from other groups.
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