Infiltrating one locale at a time. via Shaheer Aktaab ACGG Missouri State Coordinator wins Kansas City Missouri Ward 2 Committeeman Position | Muslim Journal Online.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Aug. 7, 2012, Shaheer Aktaab made history and was elected as Kansas City’s Ward 2 Committeeman.
The Committeeman is a position within the local Democratic Party. Its purpose is to help organize and support the local Democratic Party. Ward 2 is one of 26 wards within the city of Kansas City and is home to 12,100 people, of which 5,395 are registered voters.
Although the purpose of the position is to bring support to the Democratic Party, Bro. Shaheer sees his major responsibility being to serve the neighborhood people and to help them where they most need assistance.
His approach will be consistent with his campaign position of “People helping People.” This is something he will continue throughout the ward by working with neighborhood associations and various senior citizen organizations.
There were some major areas where Shaheer encountered challenges during the campaign, but they were overcome within a short period of time.
The first challenge involved his Ward being redistricted from Ward 1 to Ward 2. This meant he had to become acquainted with a totally different area and get to know and gain the trust of the people living there very quickly.
Another area that presented a challenge was his opponent, who was connected to an organization that had been in existence for over 50 years. Historically, whomever this organization endorsed would win the majority of the committeeman positions.
Bro. Shaheer ran as an Independent against a well established leadership organization, known as the Freedom Organization.
His success came as a result of faith, help from local citizens, neighborhood associations, an interfaith team and unlimited support from the Muslim community both within the Kansas City area and from around the country.
To win, Shaheer started a door to door campaign and knocked on the doors of 70 percent of the registered voters in Ward 2. He organized his campaign strategy on a block by block approach. This made the work of identifying and staying on task easier and more focused, as his slogan indicates “People Helping People.”
This included going to the poor, the wayfarer and the homeless, which all people of faith can identify with. “People Helping People in accord with the Word of G-d” was the motivation.
Ward 2 Committeeman, Shaheer Aktaab states, “At times, it was an uphill battle. But as is stated in our Holy Book, The Qur’an, ‘man gets that which he strives for.’”
Bro. Shaheer Aktaab concluded with, “All praise is due to Allah, and thanks to all believers within Kansas City, Missouri, Ward 2 and from around the country who contributed to the campaign, whether financially or with advice.
Believers = Muslims. Non-believers = everyone else in the world. Notice that he didn’t thank the unbelievers or the kufr. A Muslim was arrested in Tennessee days ago for threatening to kill all the kufars.
“Both of these kinds of support enhanced my ability to remain competitive, when at some points the odds were not in my favor.
“The victory is with the believers and the people of Ward 2 in Kansas City, Missouri.”
The people of Ward 2 have been bamboozled and many more will be subjected to dawah. Aktaab is a member of the ACGG. From their own website:
The Coalition for Good Government (CGG), currently known as the American Coalition for Good Government (ACGG) was established in 1997 after a landmark address by Imam W. Deen Mohammed, on community responsibility. The event took place in Charlotte, North Carolina and was well attended by Muslim elected officials and political leaders, who were, at that time, members of the Muslim American Society under the leadership of Imam Mohammed. Imam Mohammed outlined a blueprint for political involvement and emphasized the importance of representative government and the obligation we have as Muslims, to shoulder our public responsibility.
ACGG established eight regions nationally and executed numerous political support activities assisting councilpersons, state representatives, governors, congressional and presidential aspirants through our ACGG national network.
In 2000, ACGG initiated a national presidential survey and voter registration drive in order to encourage greater participation from the Muslim American community. ACGG has the largest number of elected and appointed officials of any Muslim community in America.
The Muslim American Society (MAS) was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and W. Deen Mohammed is the son of Nation of Islam founder and received significant amounts of funding from the Saudi’s and elsewhere.
Like we said, Kansas City – the black community in particular – has been bamboozled.