Is Kentucky Ready For A Muslim Senator?Play
Siddique Malik is running for a seat in the Kentucky state senate. If he wins, the Pakistani Muslim would be the first practicing Muslim elected to Kentucky's General Assembly.
Kentucky has a population of about 11,000 Muslims but no elected officials in government. As Jonathan Meador of Here & Now contributing station Kentucky Public Radio reports, Malik believes his political affiliation — he's a Democrat — may be a bigger challenge than his Muslim background.
- Jonathan Meador, Frankfort bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio. He tweets @JonathanMeador.
This segment aired on April 22, 2014.