For too many reasons to list here, Mitt Romney is not the candidate many Muslims will support. However, President Obama should not take our vote for granted. But before Rep. Bachmann gets out her witch-hunting gear, let me explain.
As American Muslims grow in number, their presence is more evident in all sectors of society: business, academia, sports, non-profit organizations, civil rights organizations, education and propagation centers, and in politics.
For the vast majority of the electorate, the economy trumps most other issues. Candidates who continue to raise anti-Muslim fears should be seen as irrelevant distractions from the real problems of the economy, jobs, civil rights, education and health care.