Mormons be wary of a Romney Presidency!Submitted by RichardKanePA on Fri, 07/06/2012 - 20:09
Mormons, like Catholics up to a half century ago, long to be accepted as just another part of Americana. So far the fact that two Mormons Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, were both considered respectable candidates, not representatives of a fringe cult furthers that goal. Most Americans feel good that Catholics now belong instead of considered to be agents of a foreign pope. so.
The Kennedy miracle hasn't been true elsewhere in the world. Alberto Fujimori of Japanese ancestry became President of Peru with no such Kennedy-like results. After Pakistan elected a women, Benazir Bhutto, President woman’s rights have gone down hill there ever since.
The Muslim reaction to a Mormon President especially one that promises a tough foreign policy, and a tough more evenhanded policy toward Muslims rather than continue the US fixation on al Qaeda, would be noted as a major change by the Muslim World. Every US President since Carter divided the world between good Muslims and bad, George Bush in particular was good friends with certain Muslims. A change from this direction would look to some Muslims as due to the Mormon influence in America putting the 6.5 thousand Mormons in Indonesia at risk. Romney, who takes religion far more seriously than Kennedy did, trying to defend Mormons in Indonesia could make Mormons around the world at risk.
The Muslim world is very clannish. Shiites and Sunnis can scream at each other and fight until a war with the Jews comes up then suddenly feel like they are one. Ahmadinejad actually is not longing to destroy Israel. Ahmadinejad's real goal is just enough permanent tension with Israel that the Sunni majority in the Muslim world would consider themselves one with the Shiites. When it comes to any tension with Mormons Muslims suddenly remember that Muslims and Christians besides Jews are People of the Book, and believe Mormons are something different. Hindu militants in India claim Christian and Muslim proselytizers get along best when they are both trying to persuade Hindus to convert. Continued at,