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Muslim Americans Running For Office In Highest Numbers Since 2001

As many as 100 Muslims filed to run for office this year, according to Muslim political groups, the most since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. About 50 of those candidates remain in the running.
Saima Farooqui, if elected, would be the first Muslim to serve in Florida's state House of Representatives. Source: Courtesy Saima Farooqui

A record number of Muslim Americans ran for statewide or national office this election cycle, the most since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to Muslim political groups.

The Muslim civil rights group, Emgage, estimates that as many as 100 Muslims filed to run for elected office this year. Of those 100, about 50 Muslim-American candidates remain more than midway through the , the , which is significantly

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