Ghazala Khan, the mother of a fallen soldier whose family has clashed with Donald Trump, joined around 20 other Muslim women on Tuesday to launch a political action committee aimed at driving U.S. Muslims to vote.
Khan praised her fellow "daughters and sisters" for creating the American Muslim Women Political Action Committee, saying they are "so strong" and will "bring more people with us." Others at the event, meanwhile, had a seemingly odd message for Trump: Thanks for bringing us together.
The PAC is the latest example of growing political activism in America's Muslim community — a movement that's been given an adrenaline shot by Trump. The Republican presidential nominee called for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S., cast Syrian refugees as potential terrorists and suggested U.S. Muslims are failing to report potential extremists.