Presidential Endorsement not Likely from American Muslim Taskforce

October 18, 2004

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

On October 18, 2004 Muslim Wake Up reported, "barring any last minute initiatives from the Kerry campaign, the American Muslim Taskforce (AMT), a coalition of major Muslim organizations, is preparing to announce later this week that they are not issuing an endorsement for a presidential candidate in the upcoming elections. According to several members who attended a 7-hour meeting in Washington on Sunday to decide on an endorsement, the decision was taken after representatives from the AMT member organizations failed to come to a consensus in support of one candidate. Some members, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Fremont, CA-based United Muslims of America (UMA), were actively lobbying for a Kerry endorsement, while representatives of other organizations held firm against endorsing any candidate, according to Shahed Amanullah, who was in attendance on behalf of UMA and who also publishes"