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.)