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Election 2008 The World is Watching


Muslim Caucus Debuts in Denver

Looking for a stronger political voice

BY Matthew BellAugust 26, 2008
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Matthew Bell is a reporter for PRI's The World. He covered the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign and has also filed reports from Belfast, Seoul, Shanghai and Jerusalem.

American Muslims are growing in number and many of them live in swing states. But neither the Obama nor the McCain campaign has actively courted them. Barack Obama has already been tarnished in some circles because of his father's Muslim heritage. But at this year's Democratic Convention, Muslim Democrats are organizing.

But as The World's Matthew Bell reports, they're making noise, but not too much noise.