A state that elected the first Muslim to the U.S. Congress (Keith Ellison) now sports a Governor who is encouraging Muslims to get engaged in politics. Both are Democrats.
Via the Star Tribune:
Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to address participants of the 8th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol on Thursday, according to event organizers.
The group will gather in the Capitol rotunda to listen to Dayton and other state leaders, who are expected to encourage Muslim constituents to be actively engaged in politics.
The event, organized by the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, begins at 10 a.m. at the rotunda. The group is also expected to hold appointments with elected officials afterward.
They aren’t just Muslims; The MAS has distinct ties to a radical Muslim group in the news these days.
The MAS was identified in a Hudson Institute report as a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and closely tied to the Egyptian organization and In March, a post discussed a report that imprisoned U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leader Abdurrahman Alamoudi had testified that the MAS is, in fact, a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Michele Bachmann is from Minnesota but she’s a Republican.