S1E13 - The Muslim Voter


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As America shifts away from a democracy into a corporate plutocratic oligarchy, minorities lose more and more weight in the election process. As Muslims make up less than 1% of the US population, what are the issues that inform our votes? Afroze and Dua dive to the depths of how the American Overton window has shifted so far to the right, that in any other country Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders would not be in the same party. In fact, Trump and Biden would likely be in a Conservative party together. Afroze discusses how conceptually Islam is more progressive and socialist in nature than what we believe, and how these guiding principles inform our vote. What coalition do American Muslims ought to join In order to expand the electorate and tug the Democratic Party back to the left and dismantle the American corporateracy; which by in part is supported by Citizens United and the advent of the Electoral College that tends to dilute the minority vote. Dua and Afroze discuss the origins of the electoral college being rooted in slavery and upholding minority rule in America. Learn more about what matters to the Muslim voter.

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