Saber Ahmed and her son Dr. Muzammil Ahmed at home. Photo courtesy of Muzammil. 

Saber Ahmed and her son Dr. Muzammil Ahmed at home. Photo courtesy of Muzammil. 

A Michigan Mosque, Mobilizing Civic engagement 

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Religion can play a big role in politics. Many religious intuitions work to mobilize their members to vote. Politicians, like Ted Cruz, have used churches as places to announce their campaigns. But for a while, members of the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs in Canton, Michigan were unsure about what role their mosque should play in politics. Now that’s changing. As anti-Muslim rhetoric has increased, members of the mosque are becoming more politically involved.