Will Coley for VP 2016
Libertarian Presidential Candidate Darryl W. Perry Selects Muslim Running Mate.
KEENE, N. H., Apr. 6, 2016 – The Libertarian Party, which made history in 1972 when Toni Nathan became the first woman to receive an Electoral College vote, is notorious for breaking barriers on race, gender, and sexual orientation decades before their mainstream counterparts do. In another groundbreaking move for the Libertarian Party, and American politics in general, Libertarian Presidential candidate Darryl W. Perry announced Wednesday that his running mate is the first Muslim Vice-Presidential Candidate in American history.
Perry’s running mate is a Muslim academic and thought leader, dedicated family man, and entrepreneur, and has gained name recognition with the Liberty Movement for his work as the National Director of Muslims for Liberty (M4L) – a primarily Muslim-American organization that works to advance the cause of liberty from a principled and Islamic perspective.
The Darryl W. Perry 2016 campaign welcomes Vice Presidential candidate Will Coley to the campaign.
During his tenure, Coley has amassed a considerable following by preaching a message that simultaneously discourages radicalism in Islam while encouraging open-mindedness towards Muslims.
The announcement of Coley’s selection comes in the midst of the Perry Campaign steadily gaining momentum in the weeks leading up to the Libertarian Party’s National Convention slated for the weekend of May 27-30th in Orlando, Florida. Perry, a long-time Libertarian activist and media personality behind Free Talk Live, chose Coley as his running mate because “he has intimate knowledge and insight both of the religion, and the cultures of the countries [the US military] has been actively bombing or occupying.”
Over the next six weeks, Perry will be attending a series of Libertarian Party State Conventions to network with fellow libertarians and discuss his platform. A complete listing of events is available on the Campaign’s website at DarrylWPerry.com.
William Coley is a native of Lenoir City, TN, as National Director for Muslims 4 Liberty he has spent the last six years as an ardent political activist within the Muslim community. Mr. Coley worked as co-host of America’s first TEA party radio show “Tea party patriots live” on WORL 660 Orlando. During his time as co-host of TPPL he and show host Phil Russo focused attn on an obscure campaign to unseat two activist judges on the Florida Supreme Court who had voted not to allow Florida voters a choice in their state implementing Obama Care. These judges are now seeking employment elsewhere.
TPPL also attempted to use their access to the airwaves, to fight growing anti Muslim sentiment among the American right.
He is completing his Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) and Islamic studies training in the Maliki School through a WebCT program in Qatar. He also studies independently with Maliki scholars from across the globe. He has written papers critiquing the theory of abrogation as well as shariah and human right which have been published on websites for both Islamic education, as well as political activism.
He has also appeared as an in class guest lecturer at the University of Central Florida, University of Tennessee, and VCC speaking on Islamic history, sitar (biography of Muhammad), interfaith relations, religion and sociology, shariah, shariah and human rights, and introduction to Islam. He has spoken on concepts expressed in “libertarian thought” as they are expressed in the Islamic legal tradition at the University of Tennessee, Middle Tennessee State, and St John’s Loyola.
Spoken at the 2013 and 2015 Republican Liberty Caucus National Convention, 2013 Atlanta Music Liberty fest, 2013 Tennessee LP State Convention, Porc fest X, Porc fest XI, and Porc
Fest XII, 2014 Midwest Peace and Liberty fest, 2014 PANDAA Take Back Tour, as well as numerous speaking engagements at tea party, libertarian, and civic groups across the SE.
In 2013 he was honored with a Liberty Inspiration Award, alongside voices like Tom Woods, Ron Paul, John Bush, and Medal of Honor recipient Antonio Beuhler.
He currently works as host of The Call to Freedom, a national and international radio broadcast on LRN.fm devoted to spreading the ideas of liberty within the Muslim community, from a theological perspective they can relate to. Interviewing the best and brightest in contemporary Islamic scholarly about issues important to the ‘liberty community’.
Coley’s work was also recently endorsed by one of America’s most sought after Islamic scholars and speakers Imam Zaid Shakir.