Originally published on statesman.com
The democratic process is the election of a representative by a people. As a Muslim American, I support the peaceful democratic process of our recent election. Electing a leader, or voting for one, is the responsibility of every citizen. After the election, however, this responsibility shifts to the shoulders of the elected.
In this light, President Barack Obama should continue to work to further human rights and human welfare. He should work for a peaceful resolution to world problems and the various injustices being committed against innocent civilians. As a Muslim American, I congratulate President Obama on his re-election and pray that he be successful in his plans of providing the change for not only a better America, but a better world.