Although the numbers of Muslim Americans are comparatively small — just under one percent of the adult population — political analysts say Muslim voters can make a difference in this year's presidential election in states with closely divided electorates such as Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

At the Islamic Society of Orange County, the largest mosque in Southern California, a volunteer urges those U.S. citizens who have come for Friday prayer to register as voters.

Fareed Farukhi, an accountant and chairman of the Islamic Society of Orange County, is concerned about many issues, from improving education to global warming.

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