Monday, December 04, 2006

Congress Quran Oath Stirs Opinions In USA

From AOL News (http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a/newly-elected-muslim-lawmaker-under/20061201093309990001):

In a column posted Tuesday on the conservative website Townhall.com, Dennis Prager blasted Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison's decision to take the oath of office Jan. 4 with his hand on a Quran, the Muslim holy book.
"He should not be allowed to do so," Prager wrote, "not because of any American hostility to the Koran, but because the act undermines American culture."
He said Ellison, a convert from Catholicism, should swear on a Christian Bible -- which "America holds as its holiest book. … If you are incapable of taking an oath on that book, don't serve in Congress."

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The post generated nearly 800 comments on Townhall.com and sparked a tempest in the conservative blogosphere. Many who posted comments called the United States a Christian country and said Muslims are beginning to gain too much influence. Others wrote about the separation of church and state and said the Constitution protects all religions.

I think they need to read their constitution again before saying such crap.
If that's the way most Americans think, then so much for American democracy, and freedom of belief.

And they keep preaching us about minority rights in our countries! Saba7 el double-standards!

Mood: humph...

2 comments:

Nag said...

the funny thing is that the guy was trying to show good will, i believe... He was swearing on "his" holiest book (as opposed to America's holiest book).. I mean its funny how instead of them forcing him to swear on his book, they fire back like this! :D

Fadfadation said...

Weird stuff!