FEC May Allow Foreign Born Muslim to Run for US President

h/t The Religion of Peace, via FEC Drafts Opinions for Guyana-Born Man About Presidential Run : Roll Call Politics.

The Federal Election Commission is showing signs that it might allow a Guyana-born American citizen to file papers and raise money to run for president of the United States.

The agency released two draft advisory opinions Friday that could permit New York lawyer Abdul Hassan to go through the initial steps to run for president. But the FEC’s pending decision won’t be the last word on the constitutional issue of whether someone born outside the United States can be president.

Hassan was born in the South American country in 1974, and he asked the FEC in July whether he could raise funds as a candidate for president.

The request put the FEC in the rare role of deciding a large constitutional issue that has only a few intersections with campaign finance law. The two commonly held constitutional requirements to run for president are that the candidate be 35 years or older and be a “natural born citizen.”

The agency quickly signaled that it would decide the technicalities of filing requirements while leaving the broader issue of who can run for president to the judicial branch. In an email to Hassan on July 18, the FEC stated that he understood “that although the Commission can respond to the questions asked in [his] advisory opinion, the Commission cannot make any determination as to whether [Hassan] can, as a naturalized citizen, serve as President.”

Both advisory opinions answer three of Hassan’s four questions in a similar way. They state that Hassan could be a candidate, may solicit funds and would be required to file disclosure reports. But the two opinions differ on whether he may receive federal matching funds.

The first draft states that Hassan would not be allowed to receive matching funds because “the United States Constitution provides that ‘[n]o Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.’”

The second draft ducks the issue, stating that the “Commission expresses no opinion regarding this question” because it is a “hypothetical.”

The FEC is slated to discuss and possibly vote on the draft opinions at an open meeting Thursday. Four of the six commissioners must support an opinion for it to be approved.

Hassan told Roll Call that he has almost no political background but is a “political junkie” with various legislative ideas.

“I follow politics closely, but I have never held elected office,” he said. “I would admit that I am not well-known, and I would admit that my chances of winning are not as good as other candidates. That’s obvious.”

Although Hassan said he sees the far-reaching implications of his FEC request for future candidates, he said he did not make his request as a response to long-refuted claims that President Barack Obama was not born in America.

“I wasn’t even thinking about the birthers, though I am ideologically opposed to people on the birther side of the argument,” he said.

Ideologically opposed to the Constitution?

29 thoughts on “FEC May Allow Foreign Born Muslim to Run for US President


  2. I think that it may be time to move on to another country, where Islam isn’t. A country where the government simply does not allow Muslims to live. Where would that be, I wonder. I’ll have to do some research on it.

    • hey sarah,

      when you find it,let me know.i wanna be there with my family and far away from the cancer of Islam.

      May they choke on their religious puke and die

  3. Hey lets’ not panic if in the unlikely event this lowlife runs for the presidency ,he would take all of the votes the 70% of muslims who think shithead in the whitehouse is the greatest thing since sliced bacon.
    Keep the baby, faith

  4. Wow! The Islamic flag over the White House may fly sooner than 2050. Actually, the way things are shaping up, Muslims in and outside of America do not need to do much to conquer. American kuffars are doing it for them, thank you very much. Now I know how some ancient Roman felt when he saw the barbarians take over the Empire.

  5. I say NO, HELL NO, AIN’T NO WAY,NO WAY JOSE,NOT ON MY WATCH,NOT GONNA HAPPEN,OVER MY DEAD BODY and STICK THAT IDEA UP YOUR ASS. Do you understand that Abdul Hassan and FEC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! American born ONLY!!!!!!! It is OUR law.

  6. Eric Holder doesn’t care about our laws….He seems empty to me. He has sold his soul to the devil. He needs to leave.

  7. hope he can get it… so tiered of the present group of morons we get for candidates, he could hardly do any worse then Bush did

  8. Don;t blame the Muslims, blame the American Liberals, Muslims are taking advantage of the stupidy of the American Liberals. The Liberals promote the Gay rights, Gay Marriages,Where as in the Muslim religion they stone Homosexuals to death, the Muslims do not believe in civil rights, s you see it is the American Liberal that are racists not the Muslims, nor the Right wing Christians. Look Muslims are not the enemy, liberals and stupidy is what killing this one great country, it is not Muslims destroying this countyr with the bleeding hearts it is the liberals. How come you can walk in any Muslim city and not worry about getting mugged, try walking in Newark NJ or New Orleans at night. By the way i am a right wing Christian and cry every night because of what the ACLU and the lliberals have done to this country.

  9. the word liberal means to work, as in labor, the tory’s, the party in others countries that fights for the working man and woman… something much needed here, bring back the federalist party even…

    Learn about what George Washington was, understand this country and why it is in the trouble it is in now, then open you narrow minded right wing views

  10. From the Constitution:

    Article II – The Executive Branch Note

    Section 1 – The President

    No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that
    Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

    The Constitution is very clear. Natural born citizen, 35 years old and need to have lived in the US for 14 years.

    In other words: Abdul Hassan can go to hell. And do it quietly!,/b>

  11. I think that probably they are trying to cover Obama’s ass with this possible new law. They know that most of us know that Obama was foreign born and they want him to win a second term without any flack of having to try to prove he was born in Hawaii.

    So, to ensure that, the laws need to be changed NOW before re-election time. How? First, insert foreign born lackie to change the law with, and after that Obama is in like Flynn once again with no obstacles whatsoever.

    Except that if Obama does win a second term, and does finally admit he is foreign born (or at least stops denying it), he should be impeached during his second term for lying about it during his first.

    But he won’t be, will he. Nope. Whoever is running things waaaaay at the top is determined to make the USA an Islamic country, and they sure are well on their way to it.

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  14. I’ll echo those who proclaimed loudly, above: “Ain’t gonna happen!!” And that’s bec. it will REQUIRE A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT to reverse the clause in the Article that states, without equivocation, that “only those who are NATURAL-BORN CITIZENS” – NOT “naturalized!!” That’s an important distinction. The person has to have been born on US soil. PERIOD. That clause also does not reference parents or the nationality of parents – only the citizen him- or herself.

  15. It’s obvious this man cannot run, but that gives some of you no reason to put the man down and insult him, for crying out loud. You don’t even know the man! He could be a kind, loving guy and you’re calling him lowlife and such. Especially if you’re a Christian, such words sould be FAR from your mouth! To be ‘christian’ is to be ‘Christ-like’ and insulting a man made in God’s image is in NO way being like Christ. He is love and came to condemn NO ONE…read your bible.

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