Muslim women

Young Muslim women attend a political conference in Washington. (Photo courtesy Medill News Service)

Of the 435 members of the United States House of Representatives, only two practice the Islamic faith. Not a single senator is Muslim. But the Muslim Public Affairs Council wants to change that.

The group brought 26 young Muslims to Washington, D.C., for three days of meetings with lawmakers, government officials and religious leaders of all faiths.

The delegates, who ranged in age from 18 to 28, used the opportunity to discuss everything from racial profiling to Jewish-Muslim relations.

To watch the video of the event, click here.

Beth Marlowe reports for Northwestern University’s Medill News Service. Medill News Service is partnering with Campus Politico for the 2008 elections. Maureen Hinterman and Alysia Patterson also contributed to this story.


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