MUSLIM REPRESENTATION VITAL FOR CONGRESS

When commenting on the use of Jefferson’s Quran, Ellison accurately relayed a fundamental truth — not a fundamentalist truth — that has so often eluded a conservative faction of this country for far too long. When swearing in with Jefferson’s copy he said, “It demonstrates that from the very beginning of our country, we had people who were visionary, who were religiously tolerant, who believed that knowledge and wisdom could be gleaned from any number of sources, including the Quran.”

 

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