Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed the annual Muslim Recognition Day proclamation at the Iowa Statehouse Tuesday, April 8 -- recognizing the achievements of .003974 percent of the state's population.
That's right -- Muslims comprise just a fraction of a fraction of the population -- totaling 6,528, according to a 2010 estimate. But that didn't stop the governor from setting aside a special day to honor them for ....?
Even more impressive is that the state has decided to honor Muslims on April 15 of each year. If that date rings a bell, it should. It's the date of the Boston bombing.
According to one report, "Representatives of several Muslim communities from around Iowa gathered under the rotunda to educate and share information about Islam and its presence in Iowa." Muslims served food and mingled in the statehouse beginning at noon.