Argus editing Muslim candidate story.

With regards to the Argus Leader story this AM where two of the three candidates running for the legislature were Muslim….

“Muslims have been talked about a lot in some of the political campaigns that are going on so I think that it’s important for people to be aware of the Muslims in their own community and I think it’s important for Muslims to define ourselves within the larger community,” Koch said. “We live here and we want to have a positive impact on our state and our community.”

Michael Saba, a Democrat and Muslim, is running for a District 9 House seat.

Apparently, no one bothered to actually ask Saba.

A commenter noted under my original story that he’s actually a practitioner of a Christian faith. And the passage noting his religious beliefs are now mysteriously absent from the story this afternoon.

(Maybe they should have picked up the phone.)

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