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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:37 PM
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Muslims in US are 'much maligned'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3604881.stm

Muslims in the US have been under an uncomfortable spotlight since the events of 11 September 2001. A study of Muslims in the Detroit area says the community has been "much maligned and little understood".

The survey of 33 mosques, conducted by Michigan's Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, reveals the majority of Muslims hold moderate views.

Most register to vote and 85% disapprove of President George W Bush's performance in office.

This is a big turn around since Mr Bush came to power and reflects a wider disillusionment among American Muslims with the president's "War on Terror". The report is likely to be of some interest to the White House as the Muslim community numbers up to eight million and has been becoming more politically organised as Muslims seek greater influence within American politics.
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Florida_Geek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:43 PM
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1. This is one of Kerry's biggest challenges
He really needs the Muslim vote in Florida and Mich. but he can not piss off the Jewish voters......
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:28 PM
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2. He needs ONLY advocate rational policies ...
... and rational muslims AND rational jews will support him ....

This shouldn't be about ethnicity or race ... Kerry's policies should be HUMANE ... He needn't pander to any one group ....

Where is John Lennon when you need him ? ...

Imagine ....
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