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Faith in the 2008 Election Faith in the 2008 Election
Religion played a significant role in the 2008 presidential campaign. Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin, and the participants in both the Democratic and...

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Islam as an Issue Islam as an Issue
This collection gathers together key candidate statements on Islam from the primary and general election campaigns, addressing perceived linkages between religion and...

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John McCain on Progress in the Islamic World at the Virginia Military Institute

April 10, 2007
The many complex challenges we face require more than a military response. This is a contest of ideas and values as much as it is one of bullets and bombs. We must gain the active support of modernizers across the Muslim world, who want to share in the benefits of the global system and its economic success, and who aspire to the political freedom that is, I truly believe, the natural desire of the human heart. No matter how much attention their ruthless tactics receive, terrorists are not the true face of Islam. Devout Muslims in Lebanon, Indonesia, Pakistan and Egypt, Morocco, Bahrain, and in Iraq, aspire to progress for their societies in which basic human needs are met for more than the privileged few and basic human rights are respected.
John McCain John McCain
John McCain has represented Arizona in the US Senate since 1986 and was the Republican candidate for president in 2008. Prior to serving in the Senate, he served two terms in the US House of Representatives. An aviator who served in the Navy for...