Monday, 22 March 2010

Campaign set up to get Muslims to vote

The BBC reports that leading Muslim scholars have given their backing to a campaign to try to get more people from their community to vote in the general election. A Get out and Vote website has been put together in a strategy to encourage Muslims to make it to the ballot box:

"A Get out and Vote website has been put together in a strategy to encourage Muslims to make it to the ballot box. There is a large population of Muslims living in 50 UK parliamentary seats.

Imam Abu Eesa Niamatullah told the BBC Asian Network: "Despite the fact we have large numbers we are not making our presence felt." It is expected that this year's election will be a close contest and Imam Abu Eesa from the Prophetic Guidance Project says the Muslim vote could be a key factor. "

You can read the full article here.

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