From and advertisement in today’s printed edition of The Seattle Times:
My name is Abdul Maalik Hosseini, and I am running for US Senator representing Washington State. It’s not an accident that our nation is having so many problems at this time. Allah is trying to get our attention and if He doesn’t get it soon, our nation’s woes can get a lot worse. Allah has the answer for all our problems, but first He wants to correct our attitude, as a nation, toward Him. I believe the best way to do that is for us to understand our creator’s heart. Allah’s desire is to bless our nation to the point of making the rest of the world envious of the blessings He is bestowing on us. The catch is, we are tying his hands by our actions. When we allow sin to prevail over our nation, we open the door for evil to take hold. When we call what is evil, good, we cause Allah’s wrath to overshadow us. Our leaders and much of our nation are not seeing the connection between abortion, a homosexual agenda being pushed on us as an acceptable lifestyle, pornography that is invading our lives and the removal of prayer, the Quran and the teaching of Allah out of our schools systems. Allah is trying to get our attention through many of the problems we are having today in our healthcare, energy, economics, weather, debt and problems in our school systems. There is a disconnect through the human mind between these ideas but direct connection through The All Knowing One’s. Man’s plans will not fix our nation’s problems. Only Allah’s plans will. If I am elected for the U.S. Senate office, I will strive, with The Almighty’s help, to bring the changes that will bring Allah’s favor on our nation again. We need leaders that hear Allah’s voice and will follow His leadings.
What? Really? An Islamic fundamentalist is running for the U.S. Senate and wants us to vote for him because he will serve the citizens of Washington State through the will of Allah?
Not really… I edited the text of the ad. I replaced the name “Mike Latimer” with an Islamic name and replaced “God” with “Allah,” “Bible” with “Quran” and “His” or “He” or “Lord” with synonyms for Allah. You can read the original text by visiting his website or this one.
The point is that the real Mike Latimer or the fictional Abdul Maalik Hosseini has no business being a member of the U.S. Senate. Anyone who campaigns as a religious fundamentalist who wants to impose the will of his god on the rest of us should automatically be disqualified from the election.