A Christian could never be elected mayor in a Muslim city

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ghulam muhammed
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A Christian could never be elected mayor in a Muslim city

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Wed May 11, 2016 6:29 pm

‘A Christian could never be elected mayor in a Muslim city’ ; some facts

Since Sadiq Khan’s election as Mayor of London, many people seem to be suggesting that no Muslim city would ever be open-minded enough to elect a Christian as mayor.

It is fantastic that London has resisted the tide of Islamophobia sweeping our culture to elect a mayor based on his policies and personal qualities, but let’s not pretend that ‘western’ countries are the only places where religious minorities can be elected to office.

On the other hand, it would be irresponsible to suggest that no countries have restrictions on the religion of those who attain public office. Some countries have laws explicitly stating that the Head of State must belong to one particular religion, a form of religious bigotry that is unacceptable in the 21st century.

One such country is Britain, where the law states that the monarch must be a Christian Protestant.

So, in the interests of accuracy, and because FACTS ARE OUR FRIENDS, I present a list of some of the many Christians who have done just what Mr Khan has done – been elected to high office in Muslim countries where they are a religious minority:

* In 2005 Alees Salman became the first Christian and first woman to chair Bahrain’s upper house of Parliament. Bahrain is 70% Muslim.

* Pakistan currently has a Christian minister of ports and shipping, Kamran Michael. Pakistan is 96.4% Muslim.

* The Turkish city of Mardin recently elected its first female Christian mayor, Februniye Akyol. Turkey is 96.5% Muslim.

* Boutros Boutros Ghali, a coptic Christian and former head of the UN, was Egypt’s Foreign Minister for 14 years. Egypt is 90% Muslim.

* The capital of the world’s most populous Muslim country, Indonesia, has a Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaya Purnama. Indonesia is 87.2% Muslim.

* Senegal had a Catholic president, Léopold Sédar Senghor, for 20 years. Senegal is 92% Muslim.

* Lebanon had a Christian president, Michel Suleiman, from 2008-2014. Lebanon is 54% Muslim.

* The mayor of Ramallah, the capital of Palestine, is Janet Mikhail, a Roman Catholic (thanks to Jason Faulkner for that one!).

http://muslimmirror.com/eng/a-christian ... ome-facts/

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Unread post by SBM » Wed May 11, 2016 7:19 pm

Add to the above
Tarek Aziz, Foreign Minister under Saddam Hussain who was Christian.

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Re: A Christian could never be elected mayor in a Muslim city

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Unread post by anajmi » Wed May 11, 2016 9:04 pm

Why would you want to go backwards? Now, I know that most muslim political leaders of today are pieces of shit, but Islam is still the next generation as far as religion is concerned. You don't want a muslim city to have a person of a different religion in a position to influence the religious beliefs of the people. Now I know a lot of half chaddi sympathizing muslims might object, but then they are half chaddi sympathizers. So who cares.

You don't want a christian mayor in Mecca or Madina.

Most of the examples given above are muslim nations ruled by corrupt muslim leaders whose strings are being pulled by the western "christian" nations in the first place.

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Sat May 14, 2016 6:06 pm

Sadiq Khan, London’s Muslim Mayor, Calls Trump ‘Ignorant About Islam’

LONDON — The new mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said on Wednesday that his election in the face of a divisive campaign highlighting his religion is a lesson to Donald J. Trump that Islam is perfectly compatible with Western values.

Mr. Trump is “playing into the hands of extremists” and is “ignorant about Islam,” Mr. Khan said. “Daesh, ISIS, all those guys, hate the fact that I am mayor of London. Why? Because it contradicts what they say, which is that Western liberal values are incompatible with Islam.”

In a briefing at City Hall and then an interview with The New York Times, Mr. Khan, a member of the Labour Party, said that his Conservative opponent, Zac Goldsmith, “chose a Donald Trump approach and their campaign sought to sow divisions.” But London, he said, “chose unity over division, and a rejection of the politics of fear,” something that he suggested should encourage Hillary Clinton, the probable Democratic candidate for president.

“What we have shown, and I hope it’s a lesson that Hillary and others in America take on board, is hope trumps fear,” he said, adding: “Forgive the pun.”

Mr. Khan, a practicing Muslim whose parents came to Britain from Pakistan, said that he understood that he would be seen as a role model, but did not want or seek to be a spokesman for Muslims or Islam.

Mr. Khan’s rise — his father was a bus driver and his mother a seamstress — to become a lawyer, transport minister and now, at 45, mayor of one of the world’s great cities, is a British version of the American dream, he said. “That’s the London promise.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/12/world ... ticle&_r=0

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Re: A Christian could never be elected mayor in a Muslim city

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Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Sun May 15, 2016 2:30 am

anajmi wrote:You don't want a muslim city to have a person of a different religion in a position to influence the religious beliefs of the people..
exaclty bro
i agree completely.
why should a nation of half chaddi should have a person with beard and cap in a position to influence fascist beleifs of thiers
more so
why should a country with women wearing half clothes should even permitt women with burqa to enter them.

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Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Sun May 15, 2016 2:39 am

The Secret Life of Sadiq Khan, London’s First Muslim Mayor

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... mayor.html

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Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Sun May 15, 2016 3:49 am

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Unread post by anajmi » Sun May 15, 2016 10:24 am

:mrgreen: The half chaddi sympathizer is unable to hide his hatred for Islam and Muslims. Well, most of the world sees the London mayor as a "muslim" which is a good thing. The haters will try to prove he is not. But if he is a mushrik then the half chaddi should be happy. He is a muslim just like you.

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Unread post by JC » Sun May 15, 2016 11:33 am

Politics has NO religion. Religion is just a tool, like many others, in the hands of politicians.

And there are NO religious leaders as well, people do not need them.

So what we see today everywhere is sheer politics.

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Unread post by SBM » Sun May 15, 2016 4:56 pm

From the pictures he is NOT doing any PUJA or standing with folded hands.
He is just standing with an Idol or pouring the water. What do you know he may be pouring the water over the Idol to purify the Murti. May be the water would wash all the sins of that Idol as it is washed by a Muslim Mayor :D
That would be disappointing for Resident RSS Sewak

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Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Mon May 16, 2016 2:51 am

bro anajmi
u urself has admitted that u are of the view that muslims dont need people of other faith in power and position to influence.
this itself is self explanotory who hates whom.
btw it also justifies the riots after babri masjid demolition as it was built on other peoples holy land, and by ur own view --we dont need other peoples place of worship in muslim holy land.
bro sbm
i give damn about whether he is performing puja or purifying.
to each his own.
it was just to show mirror who are going gaga.
secondly what are and bro gms view on ur brothers view about muslims not needing people of other faith in power.
since u both always talk about plurastic society of india.

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Tue May 17, 2016 7:19 pm

anajmi wrote::mrgreen: The half chaddi sympathizer is unable to hide his hatred for Islam and Muslims. Well, most of the world sees the London mayor as a "muslim" which is a good thing. The haters will try to prove he is not. But if he is a mushrik then the half chaddi should be happy. He is a muslim just like you.
Islam and Christianity share 'idea of conquest', says Pope Francis

Pontiff condemns ‘ghettoisation’ of migrants and hails Sadiq Khan’s election as first Muslim mayor of London

Islam and Christianity share an inherent “idea of conquest”, and those who refer to Europe’s roots as Christian often veer into colonialism, Pope Francis said in a wideranging interview about the the migration crisis and the ability of Christians and Muslims to live together harmoniously.

Speaking to the French Catholic newspaper La Croix, the Argentinian pope also hailed the election of Sadiq Khan in London, saying that a Muslim mayor personified the idea of integration within Europe.

The pope said it was “fair and responsible” to ask whether Europe had the capacity to accept millions of refugees from the Middle East and Africa. But he said it was more important to ask why there were so many, pointing to war, the unfettered free market, unemployment, the arms trade, underinvestment in Africa and income inequality.

He appeared to reject any link between Islamic extremism within Europe and Islam itself. Instead, he condemned the way in which migrants were “ghettoised” rather than integrated into society.

“In Brussels, the terrorists were Belgians, children of migrants, but they grew up in a ghetto. In London, the new mayor took his oath of office in a cathedral and will undoubtedly meet the Queen. This illustrates the need for Europe to rediscover its capacity to integrate.”

“It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam. However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest,” he said.

He said it was important for Christians to ask themselves whether an “overly western model of democracy” has been exported to countries such as Iraq, where a strong government existed before military intervention led to the ousting of Saddam Hussein. Francis also pointed to Libya, where he quoted someone as saying recently: “We used to have one Gaddafi, now we have 50”.

“If a Muslim woman wishes to wear a veil, she must be able to do so. Similarly, if a Catholic wishes to wear a cross,” Francis said. “People must be free to profess their faith at the heart of their own culture not merely at its margins.”

FULL ARTICLE :-

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/m ... sadiq-khan