“Muslims for Bush” at Islamic Society of North America Convention Stirs Anger

September 4, 2004

Source: The Associated Press


On September 4, 2004 The Associated Press reported that, "at the largest annual convention of American Muslims, a pro-Bush booth has stirred anger among attendees who believe the president's actions since Sept. 11, 2001, have hurt more innocent Muslims than terrorists... The display was funded by Muhammad Ali Hasan and his mother, Seeme, who recently created the group 'Muslims for Bush.' Bush has other supporters in the Muslim community. Some are Iraqi-Americans overjoyed that Saddam Hussein has been ousted. Others are entrepreneurs who view the GOP as more friendly to business interests. And many devout Muslims prefer the Republicans' conservative stand on social issues such as gay marriage... But many Muslims at the nonpartisan Islamic Society of North America convention were not grateful for the Hasans' activism."