Former Malaysian Prime Minister Advises American Muslims to Vote for Kerry

October 17, 2004

Source: Muslim WakeUp!

On October 17, 2004 Muslim WakeUp! posted an "open letter to American Muslims" from Mahathir Bin Mohamad, former prime minister of Malaysia, on the subject of the upcoming election. Mohamad writes, "In the past four years, during the Presidency of George W. Bush, the Muslims and their countries have suffered oppression and humiliation as never before in the history of Islam. There is an obvious connection between the sufferings of the Muslims and the policies and thinking of Bush. We cannot expect much change to the policies of the United States of America towards Islam and the Muslims under Democrats as under Republicans. But we have a duty to ensure that Bush will not be able to determine our fate for four more years. Kerry may not be any different. But the candidates for the Presidency of the United States must be made aware that in democratic America, Muslim citizens have a voice and can influence the selection of the rulers of the country."