A woman of faith Karen Dabdoub, director of the Cincinnati office of the
Council on American-Islamic Relations, hopes today's elections will let
Americans know that Islam is compatible with democratic government.
"There seems to me to be a bias in American perceptions against any members
of the new Iraqi government being influenced by their faith. I would really
hope that since our military is saying we are over there to promote
democracy and freedom that we actually give the Iraqis the freedom to
choose the type of government that they want for themselves, even if that
means that they choose members of Islamic parties.