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National Muslim Democratic Council's Ultimatum To Biden: Call For Ceasefire Now Or Lose Our Votes & Funding

Replacing The Constitution With The Koran- The NMDC Is The Hamas - Jihad Wing Of The Democratic Party
November 1, 2023

2023 Ceasefire Ultimatum

National Muslim Democratic Council logo

October 30, 2023
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

To the Office of the President of the United States and the Democratic Party Leadership

Subject: An Open Letter from Democratic Voters

Dear Mr. President and Democratic Party Leadership:

The National Muslim Democratic Council (NMDC), Democratic Party activists, and voters from across
the nation and pivotal battleground states write to express our deep concern regarding the ongoing
massacre in Gaza. The massacre of over eight thousand Palestinians and the humanitarian
catastrophe in Gaza are unacceptable. We call on the White House to urgently advocate for an
immediate ceasefire. Your administration's unconditional support, encompassing funding and
armaments, has played a significant role in perpetuating the violence that is causing civilian casualties
and has eroded trust in voters who previously put their faith in you.

The situation in Gaza has reached a critical juncture, nearing a complete humanitarian
catastrophe, and we implore you to take immediate action to secure a ceasefire by Tuesday,
October 31st at 5 p.m. EST. As President, you possess the power and responsibility to influence this
situation and work toward a just and enduring resolution. A ceasefire stands as the crucial first step to
prevent further loss of life and suffering in Gaza.

We pledge to mobilize Muslim, Arab, and allied voters to withhold endorsement, support, or votes for
any candidate who did not advocate for a ceasefire and endorse the Israeli offensive against the
Palestinian people. We will mobilize increased voter turnout to make our voices heard. The State of
Michigan, in the 2020 election, was decided by a mere 2.6 percent margin of victory and holds 16
crucial electoral votes. We emphasize the significance of Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Florida, Arizona,
Nevada, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, where many of our voters reside. We
hereby demand an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, the establishment of a humanitarian aid
corridor to assist the people of Gaza, and the lifting of the siege that has deprived innocent men,
women, and children of basic necessities like food and water. The inhumane weaponization of water
and the dehydration of children as a military strategy must cease immediately, and all communication
channels must be reinstated.

It has become evident that our voices are being ignored, but our votes will not be. Simply put, as Gaza
turns red, so could crucial battleground states.

National Muslim Democratic Council (NMDC)

The mission of the National Muslim Democratic Council (NMDC) is to advance our shared values of equality, justice, and
mercy and to serve as a resource about the American Muslim community to civic, political, and community leaders



About the National Muslim Democratic Council

America's Muslim community is dynamic and growing. The National Muslim Democratic Council is an effort to bridge the gap between American Muslims and the Democratic party. We are committed Democrats and committed Muslims. As people of faith, we believe that it is our responsibility to work toward a more fair, just and equitable society. We believe that politics is not a dirty word, but instead a means of achieving progress. We are inspired by those spiritual progressives of the Catholic, Jewish and Evangelical communities who recognize that faith can play a positive and healthy role in our democratic republic. America is home to a diverse and vibrant Muslim community made up of immigrants and indigenous communities, many of whom believe strongly in the principles and priorities of the Democratic Party.


The mission of the National Muslim Democratic Council is to advance our shared values of equality, justice and mercy and to serve as a resource about the American Muslim community to civic, political and community leaders.



Board of Directors

Basim Elkara, Chairperson
Zeba Iqbal, Treasurer
Mazen Asbahi, Secretary
Linda Sarsour, Member
Jihad Williams, Member
Shahed Amanullah, Member

Founding Honorary Co-Chairs: Congressman Keith Ellison and Congressman Andre Carson




Islamophobia, defined as the irrational fear and distrust of Islam and Muslims, has been on the rise in recent years, facilitated by a small cottage industry of professional propagandists (See the Center for American Progress's excellent publication, Fear Inc.). Islamophobia threatens the soul of America by undermining America's promise of freedom of religion. American Muslims are part of the fabric of our country and contribute greatly to its richness. Prejudice and bigotry against Muslims leads to discrimination in the workplace and schools, exclusion from mainstream civic and political life and finally hate crimes. We believe that progressives and the Democratic Party must serve as a counterweight to these forces.



A Democrat's Prayer at Hajj

O Lord, here I stand, in front of the house that Abraham built, to ask for Your mercy. Here I stand, together with millions of pilgrims from every corner of the earth, to ask for forgiveness, seek Your blessings and affirm Your majesty.

At this most ancient of rituals, I circle the Ka'ba, walking softly upon the cool marble of this sacred house, as if I were but a drop of water in a sea of humanity, wrapped in two simple pieces of white cloth.

It is with a deep sense of humility, my Lord, that I pray not only for mercy on my soul but for mercy on the soul of my country. I worry about the health of our nation. Our middle class is shrinking. Wealth and power increasingly resides with the 1%, while millions suffer in poverty and millions more search hopelessly for jobs that have disappeared. Our educational system is failing, and too many Americans either cannot afford college or find themselves shackled by debt. The growing influence of money corrupts our political system and drowns out the voices of the people.

O God, Giver of Life, You have blessed America with so much: a firm foundation enshrined in our Constitution and Bill of Rights, a strong work-ethic and a deep sense of right and wrong. These blessings have seen us through historic struggles in the past.

O God, O Protector, protect this great nation. Give us the strength and wisdom to work through these immense challenges with respect and not rancor. My Lord, strengthen the resolve of our Party's leaders to do the right thing -- even when it means compromise. I pray that You soften the hearts of Republicans so that they can come together with the president to promote the general welfare of our society.

O God, O Sustainer, sustain our president, keep him in good health and grant him the wisdom and strength of purpose we desperately need from him during these difficult times. I pray that You give him another four years to move our country forward.

In commemoration of Abraham's story, we sacrifice our time, wealth and worldly conveniences. We pray for personal transformation that fulfills our God-given potential. O God, I also pray that through our collective sacrifices, You transform our nation into one that fulfills its promise. Amen.



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