Fatima Shahnaz Iqbal-Zubair, a fundamentalist Muslim woman who wears misogynistic, oppressive Islamic slave attire is running for California State Assembly District 64 as a far left Democrat revolutionary.
DeplorableKel Fatima is endorsed by “Our Revolution” and the “Progressive Democratic Club”.
Fatima will face incumbent Mike Gipson (Democrat) in the primary election on March 3, 2020. The general election will be held on November 3, 2020.
Join me at my first in-person town hall in #Watts next Wednesday. This is open to anyone in #AD64! Light refreshments provided. Can’t wait to engage with you.
Below are some of her views from the website MEDIUM.com
How has your Muslim identity influenced your career and your stance on issues of homelessness, environmental racism and education reform?
My Muslim identity has taught me that every human deserves basic human rights and that it is my duty to always speak truth to power and rise up to injustice when I see it. It has also taught me to always look beyond myself, my feelings and my ego, and understand that we are really nothing special in this whole universe that God created.
This has led me to fiercely care about and fight for homelessness, environmental racism and education reform to make sure that basic human rights are met for all, especially those at the margins of society who may not have a voice or the privilege of time and money to lead a fight for these rights.
What would you tell Muslims about the importance of voting and why it is important that they play a bigger role in government?
I’m going to get really honest. It has been my experience that too many Muslims will sit around talking and complaining about the actions of government here and all all over the world, and especially about the interference of the American military in other countries.
With hate crimes against Muslims having risen by exorbitant levels, a Muslim ban, a government that is leading endless, profitable wars against Muslim-majority countries and that does not call out the human rights violations of Israel’s occupation, our voices need to be collectively heard to exert any real change. Muslims, if you want to see changes, RISE UP!
What prompted you to run and have you felt that your Muslim identity might be a deterrent to voters?
The political climate called for someone like me to run. I see my Muslim identity as a strength and not a deterrent. I believe Muslims, especially Muslim women, are a big part of what the resistance looks like today. To any voter that it may appear to be a deterrent, I see it as an opportunity to awaken the conscience of another and educate, so in that, it’s really still a strength.
What are some ways that Muslim women can use their voice to advocate for issues that are important to them?
Muslim women can use their voice to advocate for issues that are important to them in any way and in any form that is possible. I don’t want to indicate specific ways because that implies that there are limited ways for Muslim women to use their voice. Don’t just be yourselves, be yourselves, unapologetically AND always, and your voices will be heard loud and clear.