(Not just Trump, they denounce Ben Carson as well.)
This morning when I wrote about how important it is to get voters registered for the Republican primary election, I was reminded of an article at the Daily Caller by reporter Chuck Ross that I had set aside just days before Christmas.
A cabal of Muslim organizations met at the National Press Club, not to voice their sorrow over San Bernardino, but to announce they will change America at the ballot box and have launched a massive voter registration drive “to use the ballot to fight bigotry.”
Here is a small portion of the Daily Caller story:
A coalition of U.S.-based Muslim groups claiming that anti-Muslim backlash is on the rise in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino hopes to register one million people to vote before the 2016 election as part of a “civic empowerment initiative.”
Oussama Jammal, the secretary general of the U.S. Council on Muslim Organizations, also announced in a press conference held Monday at the National Press Club that the group will “seek to increase emergency preparedness for Islamic institutions and individuals to address the rising number of incidents of hate crimes that are unfortunately happening nationwide.”
While the press conference participants — who hailed from such groups as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) — focused little attention on the recent terrorist attacks, they focused on some of the political rhetoric that has followed.
To address what they perceive as public and political backlash, the groups plan the massive Muslim voter outreach as well as a “major educational outreach” which will include a “One America” program aimed at helping non-Muslims understand Islam.
Responding to a reporter’s question on the matter, Jammal said that the coalition will mobilize the Muslim community through early voting efforts and by busing and shuttling voters to polling stations.
Now go back to my post earlier this morning and do it! And, then make sure everyone you know is registered. Better still, find a voter registration drive near you and go to work!