Remember that Muslims make up maybe one percent of the U.S. population.
A record number of Muslim delegates are attending this year’s Democratic National Convention, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
An estimated 100 Muslim delegates from 20 different states are in Charlotte, the group said in a press release, which pointed out that only a “handful” of delegates attended the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa, “during which the RNC adopted a platform plank targeting the religious practices of Muslims,” the group’s press release said.
There were 43 Muslim and Arab-American delegates at the DNC in 2008 and 25 in 2004, according to CAIR.
“The more than doubling of Muslim delegates at this year’s Democratic National Convention is a direct result of their hard work and grassroots organizing within the Democratic Party,” CAIR Government Affairs Coordinator Robert McCaw said in the press release. “It is also a sign of the American Muslim community’s growing civic engagement and acceptance in the Democratic Party.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.
We pointed out last week that CAIR is encouraging, if not running,
Democratic voter registration drives in mosques and likely placing these delegates and prepping them – although the Hamas-front group claims to be non-political.