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Subject:  Re: Lets Not Jump To Conclusions!!!! Date:  4/22/2013  9:10 AM
Author:  xLife Number:  678756 of 748978

Muslims are likely to vote Democratic.

That's a relatively recent development.

A post-election poll released by CAIR...indicated that in a national survey of more than 650 American Muslim voters, 7 percent identified as Republicans, and only 4 percent voted for Romney. By contrast, in 2000, the American Muslim Political Coordination Counsel endorsed the Republican ticket and over 70 percent of Muslims voted for George W. Bush.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/12/muslim-americans-ple...

Muslims used to vote Republican because the GOP is more socially conservative and in line with Muslim attitudes towards women and homosexuals. Also, Republicans used to be much harder on Israel than Democrats. George H.W. Bush and Secretary of State, James "F**k the Jews" Baker threatened to cut off U.S. aid to Israel if they didn't stop building West Bank settlements. American Muslims liked that.

All that changed when Republican policy towards Israel was taken over by pro-Israel neocons and apocalyptic Christians, and after 9-11 when many in the GOP became openly hostile towards Muslim Americans.
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