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    (Original post by Eternalflames)
    It doesn't matter too much, I mean it's likely you'll say no to sex and then he'll order a fancy escort then you'll get TSR divorce :rofl:
    i dont want that kinda partner :noway:
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    (Original post by fatima1998)
    i dont want that kinda partner :noway:
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    Okay, I'll take him for that day instead :toofunny:
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    (Original post by asmuse123)
    http://ropercenter.cornell.edu/polls...ed/how-groups-
    voted-2012/

    93% African Americans voted Obama
    73% Asian Americans voted Obama
    39% European Americans voted Obama
    This is how it is in the UK (via Google) - voters for the Conservatives:
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    UK 2015 General election results, as percentage of votes cast for candidates: 36.9% voted conservative

    "
    So a few points I have a against your post:
    a) Its disingenuous because it ignored the biggest ethnic group in the USA, namely Hispanic.
    b) You failed to give a control group as to a "normal" white voting pattern (eg Cameron).
    c) As a percentage more white folk voted Obama than voted Cameron.
    d) In effect your post was racist and should have been pulled (children read this board).
    e) You also failed to give the normal voting patterns for voting democrat (eg Clinton)
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    (Original post by FredOrJohn)
    a) He is not a muslim in any meaningful way (eg from Sheria Law to Same Sex Marriage).
    b) Many towns in the uK have already had Muslim mayors
    c) Saying "First Muslim Mayor" could make muslim propagandists around the world state that london voted in favour of the excesses of islam (eg anti-feminist, anti-gay, anti-mini-skirt, sheria law, anti-beer, blasphemy laws, veils, etc etc).

    He should rather had said (which is more honest) I AM A BLAIRITE LIBERAL.
    That would be HONEST and IS WHAT THE LABEL STATES.

    To bring in "First Muslim Mayor" (hanging on Obama's coat tails) was all wrong on many levels.
    no its fine, because he is the first muslim (london) mayor- and i think people take that more in a positive light than a negative? a kind of achievement i suppose...
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    (Original post by namjoonu)
    no its fine, because he is the first muslim (london) mayor- and i think people take that more in a positive light than a negative? a kind of achievement i suppose...
    Why is it an achievement?
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    (Original post by Farm_Ecology)
    Why is it an achievement?
    Well because hes the first muslim london mayor... being the first at something is always an achievement in whatever way you look at it
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    (Original post by namjoonu)
    no its fine, because he is the first muslim (london) mayor- and i think people take that more in a positive light than a negative? a kind of achievement i suppose...
    OK - I have investigated things a bit further.
    It is possible to be a Liberal Muslim (for example there are mosques in the USA where same sex marriages occur (also in Paris I believe)).

    However, I have to be honest here. As Islam is not just a religion like Methodist or Presbyterian it actually has countries with religious political parties, it has a legal code (sheria) that is used as the de facto legal system in some places. So whenever a UK politician says "I'm a Muslim" it is important to remember this backdrop to the religion. Its not just a religion, its a form of politics.

    I would much rather (as Hilary Clinton) stated say:
    "First Asian Major of London"
    or
    "First working class Mayor of London"
    or
    "First son of a Pakistani Immigrant Mayor of London".

    Bringing in a religion which in many parts of the world is quite dangerous is not something that should go unchallenged.

    He has said over and over again "son of bus driver" - so lets hope that the buses, tubes and trains under his rule become a great deal better.
 
 
 
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