Washington DC: Muslims are ‘obligated’ to vote for Democrats, D.C. caucus says; they must vote as a bloc based on a consensus of the Muslim community

Mayor Vincent C. Gray attends an Iftar event in the John A. Wilson Building in August. The feast, celebrating the end of Ramadan, was organized by the D.C. Muslim Caucus. (Photo courtesy of the D.C. Muslim Caucus)

The endorsements are flying ahead of next week’s D.C. general election, but only one group’s have come with a religious edict.

That would be the endorsements of the D.C. Muslim Caucus, a group that is backing the Democratic nominees in the races on the D.C. ballot, plus independent at-large council candidate Elissa Silverman and two candidates in nonpartisan State Board of Education races. It is also urging a vote against Initiative 71, which would legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

What sets the Muslim Caucus apart isn’t the candidates it is backing but this sentence in the Monday news release announcing those endorsements: “According to Islamic tenets, Muslims participating in democratic elections are obligated to vote as a bloc based upon a consensus of the Muslim community.”

In other words, vote for Muriel E. Bowser, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Phil Mendelson, et al., or you’re not a good Muslim.

Asked about that exhortation, Muslim Caucus spokesman Talib Karim offered two publications he said supported the view that followers of Islam should vote en bloc for favored candidates. One is a statement adopted by a council of Islamic legal scholars at a 2007 meeting of the Muslim World League in Mecca…

  • Exile1981

    Just another form of democrats vote whoring.

    • luna

      The PC term is vote banking.

      • Exile1981

        I stand corrected.

    • Alain

      Same thing with the Liberals here.

  • Clausewitz

    They deserve each other.

    • Petrilla

      But do Americans deserve this?

      • Clausewitz

        Of course not, but then when have Americans been any concern of Obama?

  • luna

    Islam should now be recognized as a political organization. In particular Islamic groups should lose 501(c)(3) tax exemptions.

    • Pete_Brewster

      I’m pretty sure those rules only apply to Christian churches who might urge their congregations to vote for Christian candidates and against the toleration of sodomy and infanticide.

      • luna

        Selective enforcement.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        It may take a lawsuit to compel enforcement by the IRS.

        • Blacksmith

          it will never happen with the current administration and I doubt the rino’s will do anything either.

  • truepeers

    Why Islam is incompatible with democracy

  • maple

    Very important to know.

    This includes all western nations. Any wonder why the pollies are distorting views on Islam. Traitors.

    Is this a world wide phenomena but different western parties?

    • luna

      Happens in India too.

  • Brett_McS

    Wouldn’t doing that remove their tax-free status?

    • Clausewitz

      No you have to be a member of a terrorist organization like the Tea Party in order to get your tax free exemption revoked.

      • Brett_McS

        Joking aside, Muslims have total contempt for our laws – and that can be used to bring them down. All that is needed is a will to do it.

        • luna

          That’s right, Al Capone was brought down on charges of tax evasion.

          But long prison sentences won’t stop Islamic encroachment.

          • Clausewitz

            Yeah but Liberals in Canada and Democrats in the US are the allies of the Islamist, and you know they would never use laws against one of their main voting blocks.

        • Clausewitz

          I’m sure Obama will get right on that.

          • Frau Katze

            Absolutely —he’ll be very concerned about this bloc of Dem voters. Concerned that they’re talking like this in public, that is.

        • Blacksmith

          “All that is needed is a will to do it”
          Actually you would need an administration with the will, and with a muzz in the white hut it will never happen.

  • Petrilla

    When Muslims reach a certain percentage of the population this is what you get. We’ll be watching this race.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      D.C. politics are a joke to begin with.

  • Dana Garcia

    So if the Muslim Caucus told local Allahbots that they are obligated to kill infidels, they would sharpen up their scimitars and get to chopping?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Pretty much, yeah!

      • RevnantDream

        They would be on it faster than termites on a sandwitch

    • luna

      I’ve heard this happens in India too.

  • Hard Little Machine

    But how many times and it does it matter if you’re dead?