An Important Note from Walid Maalouf
Letter released by the Romney Campaign
Monday, September 24, 2012

Dear Middle Eastern Americans:

I am reaching out to you today to ask for your support of Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan as our next President and Vice President of the United States.

Our Middle Eastern community in the United States is growing in record numbers, and we have become an integral part of this great nation's culture and political process.

America needs us. So, today, I call on you to do two things:

1. Vote on November 6th for the ticket that believes in America as we do.
2. Send your $100 donation to the Romney/Ryan team today

Governor Romney will not ignore the Middle East. Every country in our ancestral homeland plays a crucial role in establishing the peace we are all striving to achieve.

He will enthusiastically support democracy, openness, co-existence and freedom of speech throughout the region. Governor Romney will help the Syrian people achieve their desire to be free and collaborate effectively in establishing a new democratic Syria. He will also work hard to achieve peace between the Palestinian people and the State of Israel in pushing for a two state solution. Governor Romney will implement strong policies to stabilize Iraq and make all minorities feel secure and included in its government. In Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Algeria he will work tirelessly to put democracy on the right track.

Governor Romney will call on all parties involved to live up to their international obligations in Lebanon. He will adopt policies that ensure that all Lebanese can live free of external and extremist pressure. Governor Romney is committed to working with the international community and partners in the region to promote peace, stability, democracy, human rights, and religious freedom for all.

Last but not least, Governor Romney will engage our Middle Eastern American community to be a constructive and meaningful bridge between the people of the United States and the broader Middle East.

My dear fellow Middle Eastern Americans, rise up to the occasion! Let us all stand shoulder to shoulder and help Mitt Romney become our next president so that he can bring the Middle East to a much better place than it is today. I am wholeheartedly asking you to respond to my appeal, and I look forward to seeing you all on his inauguration day.

May God protect the United States of America.