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It seems that every US presidential election is not fair for Muslims. Strict diplomatic policies really affect Muslim countries to some extent. Many people consider Obama to be a Muslim friendly because of his past and therefore they believe that he must respect the Muslims feelings. Therefore, they believe that he may provide more realistic policies that will ultimately be helpful for Muslims. Although he is somewhat better than previous presidents, and contributes slightly to the development of the Muslim people, there are still many reports that describe the bad effects that the US has had on the Muslim economy.
Due to strict rules regarding terrorism, violence prevails in almost in every Muslim country. People are already oppressed, and therefore they hesitate to protest unfair policies developed by the US government under Obama. The US government attempted to occupy Iran’s nuclear atomic sources, but they did not succeed in their mission.Right now US and UN security council has lifted trade embargo on Iran and a bit friendly ties has developed. These defense forces hold the border, and control and monitor all activities in order to attempt to save all of their economic and developmental resources.
The latest election also produced a few positive impacts for the Muslim community’s people. Some diplomatic policies of the United States are there for the betterment of the Muslim people. Obama delegated team members to visit Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries such as Palestine, etc.The disastrous action of Obama administration and foreign policy is the debacle, genocide and human disaster of Syria.That has created ISIS and the whole area is in turmoil including Turkey and Jordan.
Those people are trying to overcome the crises and violent conditions that have been started in Gaza, Iraq , Syria etc., and they have tried to manage many of the harmful situations happening and condemn all anti-terrorist activities.The fleeing millions of immigrants from the war ravaged areas have take Europe by a storm.United states is not ready and reluctant to accept even ten thousands of refugees, where as the neighboring Canada whole heartedly accepted and welcome 25000 Syrians.The politicians like Trump believe that these migrants would be a great security risk and threat to US. Last month Barack Obama for the first time visited Islamic Society of Baltimore Masjid. He delivered a nice speech to call for writers and producers to create more rounded Muslim characters on television.
The president addressed thousands of attendees and said many Americans do not know a Muslim person and form a “hugely distorted impression” based on TV, film and negative news reports. Since 9/11, Paris and San Bernardino attacks, he continued, “You’ve seen too often people conflating the horrific acts of terrorism with the beliefs of an entire faith.
“And of course recently we’ve heard inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim Americans that has no place in our country. No surprise, then, that threats and harassment of Muslim Americans have surged.”
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio then criticized Obama for his speech.
“Oh, you know, basically implying that America is discriminating against Muslims. Of course there’s discrimination in America, of every kind. But the bigger issue is: radical Islam. And by the way, radical Islam poses a threat to Muslims themselves.”American Muslims in 2014 election
There was high turnout of American Muslim voters in the states with high concentration of Muslim population in the November 5, 2014 midterm elections. According to an exit poll by Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, up to 76 percent turned out (Virginia) to vote and more than 70 percent of those voters supported Democratic candidates.
“Muslim voters were energized and engaged, turning out at almost twice the average of all American voters in previous midterm elections,” said CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw.
Compared to the 2012 elections, in which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney received a single digit percentage of the Muslim vote, close to 20 or more percent (23 percent for Rick Scott in Florida) of Muslims elected Republican candidates for governor in November 5 elections. Republican gains are attributed to winning over traditionally independent or undecided Muslim voters.
The CAIR exit poll of more than 3,000 registered Muslim voters in California, New York, Illinois, Florida, Texas, and Virginia was conducted using an independent automated call survey provider and asked two questions: (1) “Did you vote in today’s election?” (2) “Which candidate did you vote for (governor or senator)?”
Not surprisingly, the use of Islamophobic discourse to exploit voters’ fears remained an acceptable component of political campaigns in 2014 election.
More than 85 percent of American Muslim voters picked President Obama in November 6, 2012 election, according to an exit poll released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. It may be recalled that a similar CAIR exit poll in 2008 showed that 89 percent of American Muslim voters picked then-candidate Barack Obama. Two percent of respondents said they voted for Sen. John McCain. The CAIR’s informal survey of more than 650 American Muslim voters indicates that just four percent of respondents cast their ballots for the Republican presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney. The Poll findings indicated that 95.5 of the registered Muslim voters went to the polls on November 6. 85.7 percent cast their ballots to re-elect President Obama while only 4.4 percent of respondents said they voted for Mitt Romney. Just over two percent (2.2) of respondents said they voted for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson while the same percentage (2.2) voted for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
According to the poll, states with the highest number of survey respondents (in descending order) were California, New York, Texas, Virginia, Illinois, Florida, Michigan, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Ohio. On the party affiliation, the poll found 41.5 percent considered themselves Democrats. A similar number, 40.6 percent, consider themselves politically independent. Only 7.4 percent said they are Republican. “The fact that more than 95 percent of Muslim respondents went to the polls is a clear indication that they are fully participating in our nation’s political process and are part of the fabric of America,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad . “Muslim voters in swing states such as Florida, Virginia and Ohio seemed to have played a critical role in tipping the balance in the president’s re-election victory.”
A pre-election CAIR survey released on October 24, 2012 indicated that at least 25 percent of American Muslim registered voters were still undecided about who to vote for in the presidential election. The survey also indicated that 91 percent of registered Muslim voters will go to the polls on Nov. 6. “It appears that undecided Muslim voters broke decisively in President Obama’s favor at the polls,” said CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor. Saylor also expressed appreciation that a number of anti-Muslim candidates were rejected by voters nationwide.
To sum up this article it is a fact that American Muslims are a forceful factor in American Presidential Elections and they should not hinder to show their forceful and positive presence in American Politics.