"This is election season in America. Let me explain how elections work.
There are two ways in which you elect someone to office: by voting and by not voting.
You put people in office by voting for them. And by not voting for them, and voting for someone else.
There are always going to be those who don’t vote at all.
So, whether you vote for this candidate, or for that candidate, or not vote at all, you are still a participant in the process of putting people in office – an active participant I should say.
Because, in elections, every single vote counts: the one that is cast as well as the one that is not cast.
If that is how it is in the real world, then you may as well do everything in your power to help elect the best available candidates by voting for them.
That, in a word, is Islam."