Alabama Muslim leaders say they have sent a letter of congratulations to U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, who took office this month, asking for a meeting to discuss issues of concern to them.

"We're hoping that he'll come and meet with the Muslim community, sit down and talk, find out about his Muslim constituency," Khaula Hadeed, CAIR-Alabama executive director, told AL.com.

A spokesman for Jones' office said he had not yet received the letter. Jones is a member of Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook.

A coalition of 21 Alabama Muslim organizations invited Jones to visit a mosque to meet with members of the Muslim community and better understand that part of his constituency.

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