The Muslim Vote


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How does religious identity influence on voting preferences in secular democracies? Through South Africa’s young democracy, we’ve seen the emergence of Muslim-focused political parties, and more Muslim politicians. This has drawn in more Muslim voters recognising that there is a place for them in this country. But there is a faction that believes that religion and faith should not mix.


  1. Tahir Maepa, executive member of the Muslim Shura Council 
  2. Dr Faisal Suliman, founder of the South African Muslim Network



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