Harvard's Diana Eck noted in 2002 that America now has more Muslims than Presbyterians. Our religious landscape is changing.
It makes sense that our political landscape reflects those changes.
Democrats in Minnesota have nominated a Muslim, Keith Ellison, to serve in the United States House of Representatives. Ellison would be the first Muslim to take a seat in Congress.
His district is heavily democratic and thus his primary victory should be the end of the story. But because he is a Muslim you can expect that the bigotry that Muslims face will play a role in the personal attacks he will now face as America's fall campaign season heats up.