Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fact of the Day: A Congressman of a Different Faith

While the events of the War on Terror has caused many phobias and misunderstandings about Muslims, voters in Minnesota's 5th congressional district elected Keith Ellison, who is a follower of Sunni Islam. He's won four landslide elections to Congress, and has been a wonderful supporter of women's rights, and LGBT rights. When he took his oath to office, he swore on a Quran that once belonged to Thomas Jefferson.

12 comments:

  1. He must be a lovely man. Have heard of him here,down under.

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  2. Minnesota needs some good men. Minneapolis (my home) is a hotbed for ISIS followers.

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  3. I've always really liked him. I hope he has a long future in American politics.

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  4. He sure SEEMS to be a nice guy...bet he is.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this, Adam! I knew of Keith Ellison. Kudos to Minnesota's 5th District for being open-minded.

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  6. I LOVE it. It restores my faith in my fellow Americans.

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