Monday, June 16, 2008
Muslim Americans For Barack Obama
Muslim Congressman Keith Ellision endorsed the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. Obama saying “"He speaks with a unifying spirit.” He said he supports “Obama's message of an open and fair economy, a balanced prosperity and clear opposition to the war in Iraq.”
National and International Muslim American Leader Imam W.D. Mohammed endorsed Sen. Barack Obama saying "He is the best candidate for the Presidency."
Warith's father, Elijah Muhammad, was the leader of the Nation of Islam from 1934 to 1975, an organization that preaches a form of Black nationalism.
After his father's death, Warith Deen Muhammad was accepted by followers of the Nation of Islam as their leader. He brought about many reforms, which brought the followers of the Nation of Islam closer to traditional Islam.
He renamed his organization a number of times. He is now the leader of a new project called The Mosque Cares, and most of his followers make up a portion of the worldwide Muslim community and have accepted traditional Islam.