Discussion on Muslim-American Political Participation
use as one of your references Religion and Politics in the United states seventh edtion by Kenneth D. Wald & Allison Calhoun-Brown 2014
M6 Discussion on Muslim-American Political Participation
In a 2014 studyopens in a new window, the Pew Research Center found that people who identify as Republicans or say they lean toward the Republican Party have more negative views of Muslims than do their Democratic counterparts. And, in a 2011 studyopens in a new window, nearly half of Muslim Americans (48%) say they feel that the Republican Party is unfriendly toward Muslim Americans; just 15% say the party is friendly toward them.
Why do you think that Republicans have a more unfavorable opinion of Muslims and Islam than Democrats, and in turn Muslim Americans report coolness toward the Republican Party?
Can a Muslim political agenda be advanced in a party system not inclined to accommodate it?
What are the limits of religion and politics, both for the Muslim American community and for an American society that increasingly is dealing with the political implications of religious pluralism in a democratic date?
Please post an initial response to the question(s) above, then reply to at least two different peers over the course of the module. Remember, in order for class discussions to be meaningful, you must participate regularly and consistently.