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Published:October 9th, 2009 15:30 EST
American Muslims Becoming a Force in Politics

American Muslims Becoming a Force in Politics

By SOP newswire2

"This is the constituency that candidates today really have to address," says Arsalan Bukhari who is the Seattle President for CAIR.

An estimated 30-50,000 Muslims live in the Puget Sound alone. Bukhari says the vast majority are registered voters, and he says several candidates - including Dow Constantine and Mike McGinn have Muslim volunteers on their staff.

"We just need to dust off the constitution and take a look. Everyone has the right to vote. There`s no religious test for running for office or for voting."

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Source:  CAIR