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Muslim Americans encouraged, hopeful after Obama | U.S. | Reuters

Posted in Uncategorized by T.Salami on July 19, 2009

Does this indicate a reducing hostile atmosphere against Muslim Americans?

Lets hope so.

Excerpts from: Muslim Americans encouraged, hopeful after Obama| U.S.| Reuters.

“The Muslim community has learned the lesson that if you want things to change for you in America, you have to be involved in the process,” he said. “Political engagement of the Muslim community is higher than I have ever seen it.”

In the last two years, two Muslims have been elected to Congress, five have won seats in state legislatures and many more have been elected on more local levels, Ellison said.

After his first 100 days in office, Obama’s approval rating among Muslims was at 85 percent, a level of popularity rivaled only by a 79 percent approval rating among Jews, according to a Gallup poll released in May.

American Muslims worry nonetheless.

“There’s still anxiety to whether he is doing enough to improve their position. His domestic policies leave a lot to be desired because they seem to be a continuation of the Bush administration,” said Mazrui, who leads global cultural studies at the State University of New York, Binghamton.

Three percent of Muslim Americans say they are struggling compared with two out of three Muslims in France and 69 percent in Britain.

The most notable division within the U.S. Muslim community is between the largest group of African Americans, who make up 35 percent, and immigrant Muslims from varied origins.

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  1. Uzma Shah said, on July 19, 2009 at 11:22 am

    All the Muslims are very happy,The member of Muslim community center at Hamden, CT. are also very happy with this regards

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