A poll of Muslim-American voters — conducted by an Islamic civil rights group — finds more than half of those surveyed support Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.
According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, 26 percent said they favor independent candidate Ralph Nader, and just two percent said they plan to vote for President Bush.
Another 14 percent are undecided.
The surveys were faxed and e-mailed to Muslim individuals and organizations.
The Council’s Nihad Awad said Bush has alienated Muslim Americans with the Patriot Act and with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He said Nader has courted Muslim Americans and addressed their concerns.
Nader spoke at the Capitol Hill forum where the poll results were announced. He said Islam shouldn’t be blamed for terrorism any more than Christianity should be blamed for the Crusades.