Bernie Sanders Picks Muslim Civil Rights Lawyer to Lead Presidential Campaign

Immediately after officially announcing his new run for the 2020 American presidency, US Senator Bernie Sanders has named Faiz Shakir, a prominent Muslim civil rights lawyer, to lead his effort in a first for a major American presidential bid, Anadolu Agency reported.

Shakir was named a campaign manager by the independent senator. He’s a Harvard University graduate and former national political director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Before the ACLU, the 39-year-old Pakistani origin was a senior adviser to the then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and also advised Nancy Pelosi, the current House majority leader.

During seven years at the Center for American Progress, a Washington-based liberal think tank, he spearheaded an anti-Islamophobia campaign which produced a report, “Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America.

Shakir was also the editor and founding member of ThinkProgress website during the Bush and Obama administrations. He’s known for having a firm argument that court debt shouldn’t lead to people losing their jobs.

Sanders, a strong spoiler ahead of Hillary Clinton’s Democratic nomination for president in 2016, joins a crowded field of hopefuls for the 2020 Democratic nod. Though an independent, progressive Sanders caucuses with the Democrats.

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 28: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) attends the full committee markup of the tax reform legislation on Capital Hill November 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. Republicans in the Senate hope to pass their legislation this week and work with the House of Representatives to get a bill to President Donald Trump before Christmas. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

The 2020 American presidential election, scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020, will be the 59thquadrennial vote.

Americans will select presidential electors who in turn will either elect a new president and vice president through the Electoral College or reelect the incumbents.

The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses are likely to be held during the first six months of 2020. This nominating process is also an indirect election, where voters cast ballots selecting a slate of delegates to a political party’s nominating convention, who then, in turn, elect their party’s presidential nominee.

President Donald Trump of the Republican Party, who was elected in 2016, is seeking reelection to a second term. The winner of the 2020 presidential election is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.

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  • the thought offender

    The adversarial civilization of Islam, in its quest to obliterate our civilization and compel subjugation upon pain of extermination, warrants summary expulsion from the West. The notion of allowing any follower of the Pirate Muhammad access to our courts as legitimate litigants is an absurdity. We owe them nothing but expulsion. And expulsion to Arabia only, not to lands they’ve overrun through their perpetual Jihad.

    • Angelo Mathews

      what about millions of converts like me. the ignorant days are gone, its becoming more and more clear islam is the true religion, God is 1 who sent prophets and messengers from Adam to Muhamamd including abraham, moses, jesus. you like it or not you cant stop islam, dont delude yourself. islam is going to be the largest religion in next generation.

      our western civilisation is due to islamic civilisation. muslims have been far more tolereant than christians, even the jewish golden age was under muslim rule in islamic spain. you should thank muslims, they are not invading our countries and loot and kill us like we did. even 40% of slaves we brought were african muslims. without muslims, we wouldnt have modern science and technology, the medieval science was preserved by muslims. even the coffee you drink is bcoz of muslims.

      there is no proof whatsoever a single innocent person was killed due to jihad. thats a great myth even fully biased orientalists would deny. yes they fought governments bcoz if you dont roman, persian empire would’ve engulfed you anyways. but middle east was actually non-muslim majority for 200 years. and people accepted on tehir own like they are doing today. i mean just look at their religion and compare it to dying chritsianity. even their holy book is memorised by over 50 million people. how many have memorised bible? 0. even Jesus explicitly says Father(Allah/The God) is teh only true God but we have made 3 in 1 God. isnt it the most ridiculous thing on earth?Jesus worshipped the one 1 God. a jew asks him what the greatest commandment is, he repeats the old testament staement our God is only 1. thats why no sane person converts to man made idol worshipping nonsense. Our God is a jealous God, you worship others… you get a free ticket to hell. enjoy