Their top two issues are preventing the NYPD from surveilling jihadist Muslims and adding Muslim holidays to the school calendar. via New York’s first Muslim Democratic Club launches, with a focus on local issues | Capital New York. h/t Islamist Watch

The launch of New York City’s first Muslim Democratic Club took place in a lounge on West 38th Street—a common area of a fancy residential builing, with marble floors, leather couches and a glass-enclosed fireplace.

…New York City Comptroller John Liu, one of two mayoral candidates who attended the club’s party.

The other candidate to attend was Sal Albanese, a former Democratic Councilman from Bay Ridge.

Representatives for New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former comptroller Bill Thompson and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio were also in attendance.

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