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Muslims Hope to “Wake Up” at the Ballot Box This Year

posted on November 6, 2018

NPR’s Leila Fadel writes about get-out-the-vote efforts among mostly Democratic Muslim Americans in an election year with an unusually high prevalence of both Muslim candidates and Islamophobic rhetoric. Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who is expected to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress, said, “For me as an immigrant who didn’t speak the language, when I would have struggles as a kid my dad would say ‘once you are able to communicate with people, they’re able to connect with you beyond your otherness.’ That is really the message I’ve carried throughout my life.”

Read at NPR