This blog will chronicle my comments and other critical articles, cartoons and videos. Time has come for us to put America first and Party 2nd. This page will have the good, bad and ugly of Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians alike, but will always offer pluralistic solutions effective June 8, 2012

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A Muslim’s offer to Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump

Washington, DC, October 28, 2015 – “Don’t we want our presidential candidates to be well informed about fellow Americans?” Instead of worrying about their misunderstandings about American Muslims and Islam, Mike Ghouse has offered free consulting services to Dr. Ben Carson, and now, he extends the same to Donald Trump.

Dr. Ghouse adds, “At least the statements they make can square with the U.S. Constitution and common sense, and hopefully gain respect from fellow Americans who are Muslims, Mexicans and others.  Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are welcome to access free counseling as well.”

“As American Muslims we uphold, protect, defend and celebrate the values enshrined in our Constitution. Our faith reinforces the idea of one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all,” Ghouse has written.

Since 9/11, talk show hosts, journalists, lawmakers, and thought leaders have asked, “Where are the moderate Muslims to join the debate on social, civic, religious and political issues, including racism and violent extremism?”

Dr. Ghouse defines “moderate Muslim” as someone who respects the otherness of others and accepts the God-given uniqueness of each person in God’s creation.  He has published more than 1000 articles on diverse aspects of Islam and maintains a blog on QuranShariaBlasphemy, Apostasy, Hijab, Reforms, Ramadan, Women’s issues and community relations.  He is driven by the pluralistic wisdom in Quran, and his mission is authenticated by many a verse from Quran.

"Over and over you hear it said: If Muslims oppose terrorism, why don't they stand up and say it? If that has been you, Mike Ghouse ought to be your hero,” according the Steve Blow, a columnist with the
Dallas Morning News.   

Dr. Mike Mohamed Ghouse has recently moved to Washington, D.C., and has undertaken to speak up where there is public debate about Islam. He is a proud, unapologetic Moderate Muslim and a passionate advocate of pluralism in religion, society, politics, race, culture, food and governance. He is a public speaker, thinker, writer and a commentator on pluralism and interfaith relations in America, and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day.  

“The Voice of Moderate Islam in America” at Link for the article at:

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Contact: Mike Ghouse (214) 325-1916 |  

Republican Debate – who fared well?

Denver, CO, October 28, 2015 |
Asked what their shortcomings were – except Trump, no one addressed the question. There should be a rating system in the future on the screen, who answered the questions and who did not and the audience should be able to vote for them.  Some of them sounded like sleazy salesmen (Salesmanship is a noble profession, because of them a lot of things have happened in the world – here I mean sleazy ones who would say anything to get the sale) eager to sell themselves, as if they don’t have stains, as if the public did not know it. 

With ten candidates on the stage, no one really made a substantial impact. Everyone had dirty laundry, but they all made it sound like great experience. But facts don’t matter to our Republican friends.   I have no favorites at this time but I thought I would rank them based on short expressions they made. You may have a different perspective.

This ranking is my perspective strictly based on answering the question.

  1. Chris Christie – He seems to have a clear idea of what he is talking about
  2. Donald Trump – It’s me, me and me, but yet he made his points
  3. Marco Rubio – His come backs were great
  4. Ben Carson – He may have the medical deals come to haunt him
  5. Carly Fiorina – Good move up for her
  6. John Kasich – He has a good record, Rick Perry had the best record though
  7. Rand Paul – disappointed with his performance, I have more in common with him
  8. Ted Cruz – Not a team player
  9. Jeb Bush – failed miserably
  10. Mike Huckabee – He is the hanging chad. 

The first four should continue and the others need to get out of the race.  Each candidate needs to have the time to respond, so we the public and assess them roundly.
Dr. Mike Ghouse is a community consultant, social scientist, thinker, writer and a speaker on PluralismInterfaithIslampolitics, human rights, foreign policy and building cohesive societies. Mike offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. More about him in 63 links at and his writings are at  

Tuesday, October 27, 2015