There has been much sound and fury in certain circles about the American Muslim community’s support for Keith Ellison and his campaign to represent Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District.

A handful of right-wing bloggers, agenda-driven commentators and political operatives have used scurrilous smear tactics in an attempt to derail his campaign and to marginalize American Muslim voters. These smears and distortions send an un-American message of intolerance and bigotry.

[Parvez Ahmed is board chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties group. Nihad Awad is CAIR’s national executive director.]


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