The following is an interview conducted by RadioIslam.com's Sr. Itrath Syed on Muslims participating in the political process in North America.
IS: Assalamu alaikum and welcome to RadioIslam.com. Today on our panel. We're going to be discussing the electoral process in America. Our panelists today include Br. Asim Ghafoor, who is a legislative assistant to Congressman Ciro Rodriguez.
The media and politicians have sat up and started to take notice of Muslims ins the political arena but we've still got a long way to go. Why? It seems that for every two steps forward, we move one step back.
Al Gore's appointment of an Orthodox Jew, Joseph Lieberman, as a candidate for vice-president has elicited a number of reactions from Muslims in America and abroad. Some Muslims point to the dangers of this appointment, specifically noting Lieberman's pro-Israeli sympathies.
It's official - America's over six million Muslims should vote for George W. Bush as the country's next president on November 7. This endorsement was made October 23 by the American Muslim Political Coordinating Council Political Action Committee (AMPCC-PAC).
Sound Vision aims to produce content that helps build bridges of understanding among Muslims and their neighbors, with emphasis on youth.
Sound Vision would like to see Muslims achieve their full potential as dynamic and creative individuals, who are comfortable with themselves and their environment.
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Radio Islam is America's only live daily Muslim radio talk show that provides a two-way conversation on the air with Muslims and their neighbors in the Chicagoland area.
MuslimFest is an award-winning annual festival celebrating the best in Muslim art, culture, and entertainment, attended by 25,000 visitors in Toronto, Canada, every year.
Adam's World is a series of videos featuring two Muslim puppets, Adam and his sister Aneesah. Adam's World has been a source of creative Islamic education for thousands of young Muslims growing up in North America and Europe.
One America Coalition, includes groups like the ACLU, Daily Kos, J Street, Voto Latino, Color of Change, Sound Vision, Charter for Compassion, the Interfaith Center of New York, among 50 other civil liberties and interfaith organizations.