Will Coley is a Vice Presidential candidate, representing the Libertarian Party. He’s running alongside Darryl W. Perry, the presidential candidate. He’s not just a Vice Presidential candidate, he’s this country’s first openly Muslim Vice Presidential candidate.
CBS Local8 Coley says he made his decision to run, in part, because of some of the policies concerning Muslims that are currently being pushed by other candidates. (See video below)
“People like Donald Trump talk about closing borders to Muslims. Will people who support those policies come visit my children and tell them why their grandmother and grandfather can’t come visit because they live outside the country and they’re Muslim?,” asks Coley. “I am the human cost of the policies that are being advocated. Someone needs to give a voice to that in this election cycle.”
Coley says his insight of both the Muslim faith and culture could help build U.S. relations with other countries instead of destroying them.
What you need to know about Will Coley that the CBS news report and video below conveniently ignored:
AINA In December 2010, Will Coley, director of Muslims for Liberty — a group that decries American exceptionalism, accuses the United States of war crimes, and espouses ostensibly anti-Israel ideology — tried to join the Knoxville Tea Party. Coley had been involved with the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Muslim Student Association at the University of Central Florida in Valencia, where he converted to Islam. His stated goal in joining the Tea Party was to educate people about Islam and sharia doctrine and counter “misinformation” and “Islamophobia.” But his disingenuous statements and faulty interpretations of Islamic doctrine appeared to suggest otherwise.
In Tennessee, Coley expressed concern about proposed legislation to prohibit sharia in the state. According to a Tennessee Tea Party activist, Coley stated that he was working with a local Islamic school to eliminate sharia prohibitions from the Tennessee statute. He characterized the legislation as a freedom-of-religion issue and claimed that it was indicative of the hatred conservatives feel toward Muslims.
He gave local talks promoting the idea that sharia doctrine is compatible with the U.S. Constitution and went so far as to falsely proclaim that Islamic legal theory influenced American law. Coley obfuscated the truth about sharia, a comprehensive Islamic doctrine that controls every aspect of life and must be imposed on Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Sharia mandates gender apartheid, religious apartheid, cruel punishments, the denial of free speech and due process, and many other such incompatibilities with American constitutional law.