Barack Hussein Obama is the popular candidate amongst the general population under the age of 35 in America. From social networking sites like Facebook.com, Digg.com, and Reddit.com, you will see litereally hundreds of thousands of people supporting Barack Obama, while only thousands support Hillary Clinton and maybe a few hundred supporting John McCain.
Let me break it down to you in numbers just to prove my point:
- Barack Obama has 882, 733 friends on his facebook profile.
- Hillary Clinton has 159, 281 friends on her facebook profile.
- John McCain has 135, 362 friends on his facebook profile.
- Barack Obama has 52, 616 subscribers on his YouTube page.
- Hillary Clinton has 13, 852 subscribers on her YouTube page.
- John McCain has 5, 117 subscribers on his YouTube page.
- Barack Obama has 382, 377 friends on his MySpace.
- Hillary Clinton has 197, 450 friends on her MySpace.
- John McCain has 53, 435 friends on his MySpace.
Digg Popularity (Digg the Candidates):
- 18, 159 people dugg Barack Obama
- 2, 197 people dugg Hillary Clinton
- 1, 804 people dugg John McCain
From the above statistics taken as of 6/4/08 at 11:40 AM, we can see that the majority of the American youth are Democratic. The majority of these Democrats support Barack Obama.
Why are the young Americans, like myself, supporting Barack Obama?
Obama is the first President to attract so many young American voters to come out and participate in the Democratic primaries. Honestly, before this election, I did not know a single thing about primaries. I didn’t even know they existed. I thought everyone voted during the Presidential elections. Not only did he break history with that but he is the first presidential candidate to attain massive amount of less then $100 donors via the Internet. Who uses the Internet most out of any age group in America? The youth.
Now as a young Muslim American, Obama is clearly the person to vote for. John McCain is very clear on his position on Islam, his position on Iraq and Afghanistan. You know Obama is the right choice when the Zionist Israeli Jews don’t support him. In fact Clinton is the favorite amongst the Jews in America, but yet even with them, Barack Obama will most likely seal the deal and become the Democractic nominee.
The Future for young Muslim Americans?
Only God knows what will happen, but we have the choices in our hands. We can make a difference starting off locally and bringing about changes for the better. Whether its within the Islamic centers or working within your local government. We as young Muslim Americans need to step up and do our part living in this American society. The overwhelming majority of us were born in this country and we have yet to claim our part in society. The Jewish Americans have done this. The Irish Americans. The Italian Americans. And so on. Where are the Muslim Americans at? We are starting but there are plenty of us sleeping and dozing off to the same salafi-sufi, shia-sunni, my aqidah-your aqidah, etc. agendas. Not that those aspects of our life are unimportant but we should share the energy with positive work for the betterment of the society our children are going to live in.
May Allah (swt) guide us all, protect us all and protect the innocent Muslims suffering around the world.
May Allah (swt) give the Muslim American ummah the power, the wisdom, the knowledge and the iman to keep this deen strong and implement justice that will spread throughout the world. Ameen!