All over the United States Muslims are becoming more engaged in the American political process. Many have begun to run for elected offices and many are winning too. Such Muslims include a New Jersey mayor, state representatives in North Carolina, New Hampshire, Iowa, Maryland and Missouri as well as congressmen in Minnesota and Indiana.
Chicago’s Project Mobilize, a non-profit organization aimed at “developing the political potential of the Muslim community in Chicago’s southwest suburbs,” is also working to prepare Muslims to run for local political offices.
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