Task Force Encourages Muslim Political Participation

February 17, 2004

Source: The Council on American-Islamic Relations

On February 17, 2004 The Council on American-Islamic Relations reported that "a nationwide coalition of Islamic organizations today announced the formation of a task force designed to encourage community-based Muslim political participation and to defend against the erosion of civil liberties in a post-9/11 social environment. The new group, called the 'American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT),' will concentrate on helping Muslims become 'full partners in the development and prosperity of our homeland,' defending the civil rights of all Americans and developing alliances 'on a wide variety of social, political, economic, and moral issues.'" For more information, see: http://www.americanmuslimvoter.net/