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:

Margaret D said...

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

Manzanita said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Cool!

Christine said...

Good man!

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds like a great guy indeed

Holy Ghost Writer said...

may be just what is needed

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Sounds like a really cool man!

stephen Hayes said...

We need more people like him.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

bj said...

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

Fundy Blue said...

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

Kay said...

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