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As the presidential election in world’s most important country enters the final week with still no clear indication of a possible winner, Pakistani and Muslim Americans have geared up their efforts to ensure success of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Republican candidate Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslim immigration and his anti-Muslim rhetoric has mobilised Muslims to an unprecedented scale during the current elections doubling the number of their registered voters to more than one million, a record figure.
“This is a now or never time for us. The Muslim community has to make its presence count through the ballot,” said Saqib Nisar, a Pakistani American who is mobilising other Pakistanis in support of Hillary. “We are going door to door, mosque to mosque to ask our fellow Muslims and Pakistanis to participate in this decisive election as they will determine our rights in this great country,” he said. […]
There is little doubt about the favourite candidate of Muslim voters. A fresh survey conducted by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based advocacy organisation shows that 72 percent of registered Muslim voters planned to vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, while only 4 percent said they would cast their ballots for Trump.
The one million voter drive was launched last December after Republican candidate Donald Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown” of Muslim immigration. To get more Muslims to vote, Muslim groups set up registration booths at more than 2,500 mosques, 500 schools and a multitude of community centers throughout the year.
“Imams have been instructed to give sermons about the importance of voting and participation in the public life,” Jammal said in an interview with Voice of America here.