What a week in politics! In a moment that looked like it was a sketch on Saturday Night Live, Donald Trump slammed Pope Francis, calling him “disgraceful.” Then we found out that Trump was for the Iraq War before he was against it, ala John Kerry. And Rubio and Cruz traded accusations of liar and worse. And we are only two primaries in!
On my LIVE show Saturday morning we will talk politics and more. I’ll be joined by Pastor Bob Roberts and Imam Mohammed Magid to discuss the recently drafted Morocco Declaration. Unfortunately the U.S. media all but ignored this historic announcement drafted by Muslim scholars from over 120 countries that calls for religious liberty for non-Muslims in Muslim majority countries. The declaration also calls on political leaders in Muslim nations to protect religious minorities from persecution. Both Imam Magid and Pastor Roberts were at the conference in Morocco and will offer their candid assessment on whether this can have an impact.
Does Bernie Sanders’ success make it easier for a Muslim to run for president? On Saturday, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will square off in the Democratic caucus in Nevada. They are neck and neck in the polls there. But regardless of your politics, it’s truly inspiring to see that Sanders – who as a Jew is the first non-Christian to ever win a presidential primary – is not facing bigotry for his faith. Years ago that would’ve been unthinkable. I’ll be joined by Virginia State Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-11th District) to talk about the race and whether Sanders is paving the way for a Muslim American to plausibly run for president.
Who hasn’t Donald Trump attacked? Well, this week we saw Trump not only slam Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio but he took a shot at the Pope! Trump’s attack was prompted by Pope Francis suggesting that Trump was not a Christian because of his wanting to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, including children, and building a massive wall between the United States and Mexico. Former Bush administration official and GOP strategist Suhail Khan will join me to make sense of the GOP race.
You Are My Guest! My final segment is where you, the SiriusXM listener, are my guest. Saturday’s issue will be: Who scares you more: Donald Trump or his supporters?
Hope you not only tune in to my LIVE show, but join the conversation at 877-974-7487. I want to hear what you think about these issues, plus join us for our weekly “Ask A Muslim” a question segment.
My show airs live every Saturday at 10 am to noon ET on SiriusXM Insight (Ch 121) and repeats several times over the weekend. It is also available On Demand. Hope you check it out and better yet give us a call during the show to “Ask a Muslim” a question, discuss issues of the week or even be contestant on our weekly segment “Name That Religion.” And as always, I want to be your Muslim friend – so if you don’t have one follow me on Twitter at @deanofcomedy and I’ll follow you back or ask me questions at facebook.com/deanofradio.
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