First-ever Muslim candidate for Governor comes unhinged over question about Sharia

Abdul al-Sayed to GOP opponent: ‘You may not hate Muslims but Muslims definitely hate you!’

By LEO HOHMANN at, May 11, 2018:

Michigan’s first-ever Muslim candidate for governor, Dr. Abdul al-Sayed, took a shot at fellow gubernatorial candidate Patrick Colbeck on Thursday that some Republicans are saying was below the belt.

Colbeck, speaking at a candidate’s forum in East Lansing, expressed his concerns about Sharia law and the extremist Muslim Brotherhood’s tactic of civilization jihad. Colbeck took exception with an article he says was planted by Sayed supporters in the left-of-center website Buzzfeed,  which painted Colbeck as a fringe extremist using “unfounded conspiracy theories” against Sayed.

Rather than address Colbeck’s concerns, Sayed called Colbeck a racist Islamophobe whom Muslims “definitely hate.”

Sayed, 33, the former public-health director for the city of Detroit, was on stage Thursday at the Michigan Press Association with several other Democrat and Republican candidates for governor running in the Aug. 7 primary.

Sayed refused to answer a question from the moderator about the Islamic legal system known as Sharia, other than to say that, if elected, he would uphold the constitutions of the U.S. and State of Michigan.

Dr. Abdul al-Sayed, shown here with his wife, Sarah, is running for governor of Michigan as a Democrat.

“I take [the Constitution] particularly seriously because it guarantees me two things. A, the right to pray as I choose to pray, and for me that means I put my face on the ground 34 times a day,” Sayed said.  “Some people choose not to pray at all. Then in Article Six it also tells us that no religious test should be held over someone wishing to serve under this Constitution. It’s an incredible document.”Sayed refused to answer a question from the moderator about the Islamic legal system known as Sharia, other than to say that, if elected, he would uphold the constitutions of the U.S. and State of Michigan.

Sayed leveled charges of racism and “white supremacy” at Republicans in general but saved his most severe critique for Colbeck, the one GOP candidate who has dared to talk about the issue of creeping Sharia in a state that has the country’s highest concentration of Muslims and has the nation’s first case of female genital mutilation working its way through the federal courts. Michigan also recently had a case involving a possible honor killing in which a 15-year-old Muslim boy in Farmington Hills allegedly pushed his mother to her death at a time when she was going through a divorce from his father.

Patrick Colbeck is running for governor of Michigan as a Republican.

Colbeck, an aerospace engineer and two-term state senator, said his concerns are not about individual Muslims. Rather, he worries about the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been declared a terrorist organization by Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and whose influence in the U.S. was spelled out in the Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America, a document seized by the FBI in 2004 and presented as evidence in a terror-financing trial that sent five members of an Islamic charity called the Holy Land Foundation to prison in 2008 for funneling money to Hamas.

“This is one of those areas that got me ticked off in regard to the fairness of the media,” Colbeck told the audience Thursday. “They pitched this comment around my concern about the Muslim Brotherhood as a concern about Muslims in general. I love Muslims. It’s not an issue. The issue is about terrorist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood.”

After he berated Colbeck as a racist, and lectured the other Republicans on the panel for not condemning Colbeck as a racist and white supremacist, the normally cool-headed Sayed became visibly angry and showed he is not above expressing some hatred of his own.

“What frustrates me more is not that you have blatant racism on the part of certain people, but what frustrates me more is in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, is not when bad people speak out but when good people fail to speak out, and what I have not heard is the Republicans on this panel, decisively and swiftly call out this kind of Islamophobia, this kind of racism, in the context that they are wanting to represent the state that has the highest per-capita number of Muslim Americans in the country. Now you may not hate Muslims, but I’ll tell you, Muslims definitely hate you!”

Watch the full 6-minute exchange between Colbeck and Sayed in the video below:

Dick Manasseri, spokesman for Secure Michigan, one of the groups that has concerns about the incremental advancement of Sharia in Michigan’s Muslim enclaves, including female genital mutilation, honor violence and polygamy, said he was surprised to see Sayed come unhinged in response to a calmly-communicated concern by Colbeck.

“Dr. Abdul definitely lost his cool,” Manasseri said. “I think what we saw was an outburst. Abdul was not cool. Patrick is purposely trying to not make this his only issue, but when it comes up he’s not afraid to address it and Dr. Abdul showed he just can’t handle it. All he has in his bag of tricks is the canned response that everyone who asks about Sharia is a racist and an Islamophobe.”

Since Islam is not a race, and some of the most populous Muslim countries such as Syria and Bosnia are filled by Caucasians, the charge of racism is disingenuous at best, nonsensical at worst, Manasseri said.

Philip Haney, a counter-terrorism expert and retired member of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Targeting Center, said Sayed responded predictably.

The International Muslim Brotherhood’s stated goal, in its documents and even its motto, is the worldwide establishment of Sharia law, not necessarily by violence but by using “the hands of the unbeliever” in Western societies, Haney said. In essence, they use the political systems and the freedoms, of speech and religion, to infiltrate and weaken a Western society “from within,” as stated in the Explanatory Memorandum authored in 1991 by Brotherhood member Mohamed Akram.

Sayed served as vice president of the Muslim Student Association while attending the University of Michigan, and his wife Sarah served as president of the chapter. The MSA has long been linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and is named as one of its front groups in the Explanatory Memorandum.

Haney said Sayed responded like a trained Muslim Brotherhood operative when confronted with the issue of Sharia at Thursday’s candidates’ forum.

“He did what those guys tend to do, which is to change the narrative whenever the issue of Sharia comes up and make it about racism and so-called Islamophobia,” Haney said. “But he showed his true colors there at the end. He’s not as slick as he thinks he is.”

Manasseri said one of the most revealing moments of the forum was how the other two leading GOP candidates – Attorney General Bill Schuette and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley – sat silently throughout the entire exchange about Sharia.

“He’s standing there on the stage attacking their party as white supremacists and racists. And the current attorney general and the current lieutenant governor have nothing to say about it,” Manasseri said. “The press is mostly silent. If the man’s head touches the ground 34 times a day, this is not a casual Muslim we’re talking about, this is a fundamentalist Muslim. I’m concerned now. The press should be asking him: How do you feel about FGM, what are your views on forced veiling of Muslim women and honor violence against women?”

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Patrick Colbeck has two decades of private sector experience as an aerospace engineer and was elected in 2010 to the Michigan State Senate. He was a senior design engineer with Boeing on the International Space Station. He also served as a systems engineer at the Department of Defense where he worked on advanced training simulation systems responsible for integrating these systems across the various branches of the Armed Forces.

Listen to Colbeck in his own words below [he hardly sounds like a racist]:

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35 thoughts on “First-ever Muslim candidate for Governor comes unhinged over question about Sharia

  1. It would help if Mr. Sayed responded unequivocally yes to the following questions:

    “Do you agree that in America:
    1. all women, including Muslim women, are fully equal to men;
    2. Sharia Law cannot and will never be accepted as a parallel or competing legal system;
    3. non-Muslims (i.e. “infidels”) and gays are to be respected like anyone else and not persecuted;
    4. Muslims who choose to leave Islam must be left alone and not declared “apostates” threatened with death;
    5. the notion that Muslims have a duty to convert the whole world to Islam (forcibly if need be) is a non-starter and must be abandoned altogether.”

    More could be added, but this would be a good start.

    As it stands, Mr. Sayed has already failed this test, and should therefore be barred from running for any official position.

    • USA will be destroyed from w/in by those traitors/terrorist that are elected to office

    • I do not expect him to reply positively to all the questions, because if he does say YES, he will be automatically sentenced to death my the Islamic Clergy, and eventually, executed.

    • Agreed. Either assimilate or leave! This a ‘melting pot’ not a plantation.

  2. Screw the ” Lawfare, interfaith and action alerts” of public enemy number one CAIR is Hamas and the existential threat of Ikhwan aka Muslim brotherhood terrorist networks great people of Michigan both cast your vote for this brave and well prepared professional and urge,correction Demand that the Muslim brotherhood terrorist designation takes place before the fifth Callum” strikes the head of the unbeliever” God bless ya’ll and God bless America this engineers and state legislator truly has your life liberty and pursuit of happiness his number one priority not that of the uncivilized rights of SHARIA organization aka public enemy number one CAIR is Hamas nor the usurper Jihadists in a suit

    • Coming from outside America I read all this with great interest..There’s a Book written by Richard P Mitchell, ” The Society of The Muslim Brothers “, first Published 1969,most of your Government need to read it.. .Founded by Hassan al-Bannan in 1928, supposedly Funded and supported by the Nazi Regime.They have been involved in the Palestine Issue for Many Years and still are..The Creed they live by has Never changed, an Islamic World, with an Islamic Religion, Sharia Law and the Quran as it’s Manifesto..Spread the Word, Win the Hearts and Minds.To kill another Muslim in Islam is one of the Worst Sins, to Lie to a Brother Muslim is also a Sin but you can Lie to a Non- Believer ( Infidel ) , (Taqiyya ) till your head explodes..The Brotherhood is Banned in some Countries including Russia, in the UK there’s a Government Article on the Group, it doesn’t outright name them as a Terrorist Group but it says it has links to Terrorism.If it has Links to Terrorism then it is a Terrorist Group..Hamas ” The Secret Apparatus “..When it comes to the Muslim Brotherhood, it’s Deceit. Deceive and Deny..I Fear for my Grand Children and my Great Grand Children..Liberalism will be our Destruction..I posted a Comment many Years ago on a Forum in the UK, saying our Countries are being Invade by Stealth and that our Kindness and Generosity would be the Ruin of us.I was Ridiculed..Have a Nice day..

  3. The Constitution says that no religious test shall be required for elected officials to be allowed to take their oath of office, but it doesn’t say that voters can’t use religious tests in the voting booth. This Muslim dude, like his master Obama, doesn’t want us to know that. On the contrary, they want voters to be forced to vote for Muslims, it’s just a matter of how and when they can subvert the Constitution to get what they want.

    • Nobody can force me to vote for a Muslim. This country does not need any Muslim Heads of State or in any other political office. They hope to invade the country slowly but surely until we are all Disciples of Islam. No way!!!

      • Problem is that is the reason they populated Michigan, to gain numbers for the votes. Then bleeding heart Liberals suck up to them. Our country is doomed if we don’t take it back, change our laws and proclaim English as our Offical language. Time to vote the right way and clean the trash out, make it difficult for them to want to come to America or make them go home.

      • They won’t have to force you to vote for them, they will out breed you, take away your right to vote, as a woman, and then you have lost. GOD HELP YOU ALL

    • Everyone should remember what Obama tried to do was get our constitution changed to suit himself, a muslim. We had eight too many years of obama & what he done to drag down our great nation! The reason he and the clinton’s are still trying to get President Trump out of office is so osama obama can get back in & be dictator of the U.S. I can’t understand how people could be so stupid as to be led like a “sheep before their shearers”. (to the death(as in obama’s case shria law.) I hope the last eight yrs of obama should have taught people a lesson!
      How he lied about his birth certificate. obama was born in Africa (so his father’s family admitted too.) SO MI beware of the shria law conqueor al seyed, because he’s a wolf in ‘sheeps’ clothing, bent on destroying MI. & If he wants to become governor, maybe you all up in MI can take up a collection & send him & his missus
      back to Iran or Syria. I’d say good riddance!

      • They changed the entire education system, poisoned and brainwashed our youth, our children to make them believe traditional America was/is evil, immoral, and racist

    • Maybe it’s from banging his head on the floor 34 times a day as he admits to.

  4. See the overjoyed, cutesy look on Abdul’s face in the pic with his wife? I bet he beats her behind closed doors.

  5. If the devil had a religion it would be Islam. Sheria law is an abomination and against the
    US Constitution. It should be outlawed in this country.

  6. Deport all muslims in Michigan, or it will be lost like Sweden in 10-15 years.

  7. Well, we rather have disdain for your pedophile prophet, along with your desert moon god, so I guess the feelings are rather mutual raghead!


  9. AMERICA better wake up, you will see more MUSLIMS running for a political office, The UK has opened the door to the MUSLIMS, the MAYOR of London is a MUSLIM and there are many other cities where they hold high political offices. BEWARE! Read about them where they were defeated in taking over countries, these people will tell how peace loving they are, they spread like wild fire. BEWARE! SHARIA LAW! ATTN: LADIES, if you want your husband to have 4 or more wives, if it will be okay for your husband to beat you, and if it is okay that you will not be able to drive a car and if you would like your face being cover, then go for it! Once the MUSLIMS TAKE AMERICA OVER, YOU WILL NOT KNOW WHAT HIT YOU. All I CAN SAY TO THE ‘FREE THINKING’ LIBERALS, BECAREFUL OF WHAT YOU ARE SUPPORTING! B E W A R E !

  10. He prays 34 times a day face down, its safe to assume that praying 34 times a day face down, would interfere with his position as Governor. It wasn’t so long ago, that we were informed of this type of religious behavior at a work place, where it interfered with an 8 hour work schedule. He states he stands behind our Constitution in order to practice his religion, but how long do you think he would begin to abuse it ? Think about that Michigan voters, especially if you own a business.

  11. Al-Sayed has no idea. The reality of his situation is limited in every way. We are already aware of the fact that Muslims hate us. At last, one of them slipped up and told the truth. Lol

  12. All one needs to do is read their Quoran Bible. It plainly states they are to kill anyone who doesn’t agree with their cult. What more do you need to know???

  13. Don’t forget moslems think it’s ok to lie to get what they want just like jihadbama the terrorist did. We all know how that turned out. They will lie and lie and lie then bam, they are bombing Americans in our own country. I’m surprised fraudbama is still alive after what he did to this country and sending our money to his terrorists in Iran. Wake the hell up

  14. This idiot is saying raceist; while Islam is not a race; itisa subhuman cult!

  15. Mooslime inbreeds with hateful mental illness praying to Satan like Demons.

  16. Abdul al Sayed thanks for confirming who you really are!! Your actions just made you look like your a puppet. I don’t think you should proceed on this quest.

  17. Abdul al Sayed thanks for confirming who you really are!! Your actions just made you look like your a puppet. I don’t think you should proceed on this quest.

  18. Voters in Michigan better open their eyes and realize what is happening to their state. DO NOT elect this Muslim. I don’t care what he says or any other Muslim. They hate Americans and Christians. They hate anybody who does not believe the way they do. They have gained a foothold in Michigan. You had better stop it NOW.

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