AUG 16, 2022
From left to right, Abdelnasser Rashid, Azam Nizamuddin, and Nabeela Syed are three Democrats running for the General Assembly. [Campaign websites]
While people often think of places like Dearborn, Mich., Minneapolis, or New York City as places with a high population of Muslims, a new study released last month found Illinois has more Muslims per capita than any other state.
Despite being home to one of the largest concentrations of one of the world’s major religions, Illinois has never had a Muslim elected official at the state or federal level. Three Democratic candidates are hoping to change that in November’s election.
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