On April 5, 2012, the Minnesota Muslim community participated in the 8th Annual ‘Muslim Day at the Capitol’ that featured speeches about Islamophobia and anti-sharia Islamophobes, as well as prayers for the faster Islamization of America.
Star Tribune The annual event seeks to promote community engagement in local politics and to discuss issues of interest to the Muslim community with legislators. This year, the topics of interest include Islamophobia, anti-Muslim legislation, photo ID legislation, and gun violence.
Scheduled speakers include Minnesota Muslim community leaders, Governor Mark Dayton, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, and other elected officials. The afternoon will include appointments with the state representatives and senators. Estimates of Muslims in Minnesota range from 100,000 to 150,000.