Minnesota Muslims are gathering at the state Capitol today and meeting with legislators to discuss issues important to their community.
The main topics: Islamophobia, anti-Muslim legislation, photo ID legislation and gun violence.
“As one of the nation’s most educated and integrated religious communities, American Muslims have an important role to play in our society’s social and political fabric,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya. “It is important that members of our community engage with state and national lawmakers to share innovative ways to help build a stronger America and a stronger Minnesota.”
Gov. Mark Dayton and other elected officials were scheduled to speak at the event.
Groups sponsoring the eighth Annual Muslim Day are: Muslim American Society of Minnesota, Al-Amal School, Council on Islamic-American Relations-MN (CAIR-MN), Islamic Center of Minnesota, Islamic Resource Group, Masjid Al-Ihsan Islamic Center, Masjid An-Nur, Masjid At-Taqwa, and Northwest Islamic Community Center.