Conservative radio host and blogger Dennis Prager has now been criticized by both prominent Muslim and Jewish groups for his column attacking incoming Rep. Keith Ellison’s announcement that he will use a Quran during his ceremonial swearing-in as the first Muslim member of Congress.

Today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Prager should lose his presidential appointment to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council because of “his intolerant views toward Islam in American Society.”

Friday, the Anti-Defamation League said Prager’s position is “intolerant, misinformed and downright un-American.”

For Prager’s part, at his blog this afternoon there’s a link to this story in The Mercury News. Prager’s blog says “can you imagine how much good Keith Ellison could do if he followed this example” — a reference to the last paragraph of the Mercury News story, where there’s mention of a U.S. ambassador’s decision to take his oath “on the Bible and the Quran, with the Quran on top.”


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