Ahmed, who lives in the Washington DC, area, says she left the Democratic party in 2011 because she could not reconcile her own views with what she considers to be the party's "liberal values" and "incompatibility with Islam".
Ahmed says she believes that Islamic values are most closely aligned with those of the Republican party and that American Muslims would be better off voting for it.
[While] some [of the] social values [of the Democratic party] are good, mostly they promote same sex relations, which are completely forbidden in Islam. I have been extremely disappointed in the Obama administration policies [in this regard].
Muslim Americans are better off being Republicans because Islamic values align with the GOP [the Grand Old Party, another name for the Republicans], such as [the] state of the economy, lower taxes and traditional family values.