Feeling G.O.P. Peril, Muslims Try to Get Out Vote

Feeling G.O.P. Peril, Muslims Try to Get Out Vote, by Alan Rappeport. Islamic organizations are encouraging mosques to turn themselves into voter registration centers before the November election so that Muslims can make their voices heard at the polls.

“The fear and apprehension in the American Muslim community has never been at this level,” said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for CAIR. “The anti-Islamic tidal wave is spurring civic participation.” …

Muslims make up only about 1 percent of the population in the United States

Like many Muslims, Mr. Baig said that the vitriol directed at Americans who practice Islam is the worst that he can remember. …

[A]fter the terrorist attacks by the Islamic State in Brussels this week, Mr. Cruz went further than Mr. Trump has gone by calling on the authorities to “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods.”