Alaska's Muslims concerned that Palin "has never taken the initiative"
from Dhimmi Watch
To meet with Alaska's 2,000-3,000 Muslim community (out of a population of nearly 700,000)-- or even send "letters commemorating the observance of Islamic holy days," as the President does.
"Palin and Alaska's Muslim Population," by Michael Isikoff for Newsweek, September 11:
Most Alaskans may seem excited about Gov. Sarah Palin’s selection as John McCain’s running mate. But there’s at least one group of her constituents that has had a more subdued reaction: the state’s Muslims. There are only about 2,000 to 3,000 Muslims in Alaska, and, while there are no mosques, Anchorage (which is home to most of the state's Muslims) does have an Islamic Community Center, located in a rented office in a strip mall, where members pray on Fridays. But Osama Obeida, the center’s vice president, said his group has never had any contacts at all with Alaska’s governor. No meetings, no invitations to state ceremonies, no pro forma letters commemorating the observance of Islamic holy days. “She has never taken the initiative,” Obeidi told Newsweek...
Posted by Raymond at September 12, 2008 9:31 AM