In Swing States, Muslims Extend Invitations to Candidates

September 25, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

On September 25, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "a coalition of Muslim groups has invited both presidential campaigns, plus statewide and local candidates, to discuss civil rights in meetings in the key swing states that also have large numbers of Muslims: Michigan, Ohio and Florida... Campaign spokesmen for President Bush and Democrat John Kerry said staff are reviewing schedules to see if anyone from the campaigns can attend in Ohio. The Kerry campaign has pledged to send a representative to the Michigan meeting, state CAIR director Celena Khatib said."