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 several 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.
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This is a happy thing to know. There’s hope.