Thursday, November 09, 2006
American Muslim elected to Congress
Though his social views are at odds with traditional Muslim views, Keith Ellison is the first American Muslim to be elected to Congress. This is a major accomplishment by an American Muslim who reverted to Islam, from Catholicism, when he was 19 years old. It will be interesting to watch how he performs in Congress. PBS aired a segment about him on their show Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.