El Sayed represents the voice of the American youth and community despite primary election results this week in Michigan.
Abdul El Sayed, regardless of the outcome of Michigan governor Primary, is the voice and face of new America, an America where people of all religions and color and status and vocation will come together to work for the welfare and well being of every human being without any discrimination and barrier.
He did not use Islamophobia to win sympathy.
He did not use his minority status to seek support.
He did not use the forum to vent his anger against others.
He did not skip tough questions.
He faced criticism with dignity
He did not use his religious identity to incite his religious community
He talked about issues and policies for common people.
He did not shy away from being seen with his Hijabi wife.
He, in fact, symbolized what every youth wants to demonstrate in one’s character.
He has already won the hearts of millions across the country and the world.
Abdul El Sayed is no longer an aspirant for a position. He is a role model for every American activist.
What this 33-year-old young man did in a year or so of campaigning is amazing and supersedes most of the work that we activists claim to be doing for years.
It was so because American democracy gave him the opportunity to reclaim what is his., the right to dream and share his dream with others.