The only two Muslim representatives in Congress called on their religious community on Wednesday to participate further in politics in the U.S.

Democratic lawmakers, Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Andre Carson of Indiana, addressed a panel at Washington-based Diyanet Center of America, organized by the U.S. branch of Independent Businessman Association (MUSIAD USA) and non-profit Prince George's County Muslim Council.

"Despite everything Republicans say, the story of the American Muslim community is quite positive," Minnesota Rep. Ellison said.

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