I’m a little late on this, but the Obama campaign last week announced the appointment of a national coordinator for Muslim affairs.
The new coordinator, Mazen Asbahi, isn’t the person I reported last week was under consideration for the job.
Asbahi is a corporate lawyer in Chicago who, the campaign said, represents a number of Arab American and Muslim businesses in his practice.
Asbahi will also head the campaign’s outreach efforts to Arab Americans — a tricky double portfolio, as most American Muslims aren’t Arabs, and many Arab Americans aren’t Muslim.
It is, in any case, one of the campaign’s tricker jobs, as Obama’s denials that he’s Muslim occasionally rankle in the Muslim community. (MORE)