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The American Muslim Advisory Council will take voters to the polls on Friday, as leaders urge members of the Muslim community to take part in the political process.

Muslims have been at the center of this political season's debates and it is important that their votes be counted and that Muslims become more engaged as American citizens, said Kalimah Azeez Rashada, program manager for AMAC.

"The more engaged you are the more you try to improve your neighborhoods, cities and states, the more you are welcomed into different factions of government, the more you are seen as an everyday citizen," she said. "We are a viable part of society."


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