Saturday, September 24, 2016
Bosnian Americans play a pivotal role in presidential election
During a previous religious based world conflict, it was Bosnian Muslim refugees who arrived in the US seeking refuge. Many settled in Saint Louis, Missouri. That state is considered a swing state in national politics, with recent polls show Missouri in a dead heat between support for Trump and Clinton. Bosnian and Kosovar immigrants in the St. Louis are could play a role in pushing Missouri over the top for Clinton. Although of European origin, these groups are still mostly Muslim, and are disheartened by Trump's anti immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric.