The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), released the results
of an informal exit poll indicating that more than 85 percent of
American Muslim voters picked President Obama in Tuesday’s election.
[NOTE: A similar CAIR exit poll in 2008 showed that 89 percent of
American Muslim voters picked then-candidate Barack Obama. Two percent
of respondents said they voted for Sen. John McCain.]
CAIR’s email survey of more than 650 American Muslim voters indicates
that just four percent of respondents cast their ballots for Mitt Romney.
The 27-year-old American-born Muslim has been studying in Costa Rica and was denied the right to board a June 5 flight to return to the United States after graduation. He was interviewed by the FBI about his political and religious affiliations and past travel, but was not given clear reasons for being placed on the no-fly list.
(NOTE: The man will attempt to board another flight to the United States on Thursday morning.)
Earlier this year, CAIR called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate acts of “coercion and intimidation” allegedly used by the FBI to pressure Muslim citizens into giving up their constitutional rights if they wished to return to the United States from overseas.
Last year, CAIR filed a lawsuit against the DOJ and the FBI seeking a court order to allow a Virginia Muslim teenager who had been detained in Kuwait and placed on a U.S. government no-fly list to return to the United States.