M. A. Muqtedar Khan on American Muslims and The Politics of Block Voting:
My advice to American Muslims is to stop having an instrumental relationship with the American system. It is time the community went way beyond one or two defining issues and started integrating with the challenges that America faces at large. We must allow our community members to find causes that they care for and let them vote their conscience. Voting blocks are antithetical to the spirit of democracy; they involve an undemocratic imposition of agenda defined by the elite on all members of the community. If American Muslims must find an authentic expression to their citizenship, then they must follow their conscience and vote for a better America based on self-interest and personal-judgment.