Muslim voters gathered at a local mosque in Iowa's Des Moines on Monday, where mosques were used as official caucus locations for the first time in the state's history.
Caucus-goers were seen gathering at the Islamic centre, with many showing support of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, after the Democratic party allowed the mosque to become a 'satellite site' in an effort to include muslims... Еще in the caucus process.
Local imam Jaffar Habid praised the initiative as an «opportunity» for members of the community to make their choice, and be prepared to vote in the next presidential election.
«It's not easy for someone to be a Muslim in America but once you do something like that to make you feel like you part and parcel of this country,» he said.
Muslims make up about 1 percent of the nearly 3.2 million people who live in Iowa.