First Muslim in Congress

One particular result in the US elections has caught my eye – the election of Keith Ellison in Minnesota – as he’ll be the first Muslim member of the Congress. From what I’ve seen of his views (such as two state solution to the Middle East and an endorsement from American Jewish World) this will be very good news – both because of the extra prominence it will give to non-Muslims that Muslim doesn’t equal extremist or terrorist and also because the more prominent moderate Muslims there are in leadership positions, the better for the Muslim community itself too.

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  1. Yes he looks like good news all round. He supports ‘Gay rights’ as well apparently.

  2. Muslim….fine, BUT…he ABSOLUTELY cannot be allowed to be sworn in to his US office on anything but the traditional bible!