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Muslim Candidates Run in Record Numbers But Face Backlash

posted on July 18, 2018

The Associated Press’ Philip Marcelo and Jeff Karoub report that a new wave of Muslim Americans are running for elected office during this year’s midterm elections. Around 50 Muslim American candidates still remain in national or statewide races all over the country. Marcelo and Karoub write, “From Congress to state legislatures and school boards, Muslim Americans spurred to action by the anti-Muslim policies and rhetoric of President Donald Trump and his supporters are running for elected offices in numbers not seen since before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, say Muslim groups and political observers.”

Read at The Associated Press