It seems there’s an effort afoot led by U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. and others to get more Muslims employed in the White House. Ellison’s group has created a list of 45 top Muslim-Americans that has just been submitted to Obama. It’s an effort that has been under the radar, according to the Denver Post:
The effort, driven by community leaders and others, including U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was bumped up two weeks because White House officials heard about the venture, said J. Saleh Williams, program coordinator for the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, who sifted through more than 300 names.
“It was mostly under the radar,” Williams said. “We thought it would put (the president) in a precarious position. We didn’t know how closely he wanted to appear to be working with the Muslim American community.”