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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I solemnly swear...to Allah?

Representative-elect Keith Ellison, a Muslim, is planning to be sworn in to office using a Quran. And this is acceptable, why???? Because Thomas Jefferson owned the book.

"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,"

Ellison said in a telephone interview Wednesday.

I'm sure Mr. Ellison's definition of "visionary" involves people who have a vision of the future in America as an Islamic nation, which hardly describes Thomas Jefferson.

This whole issue - both the election of a Muslim and allowing him to swear in using the dictionary of death - is very scary. What's next?

For the record - owning a copy of the Quran doesn't make you religiously tolerant. I own a copy. I've read it cover to cover...more than once. I've been called a lot of things...but NEVER religiously tolerant. My guess is that Jefferson collected it for the same reason I did - out of curiosity and to better understand and discuss it.

We're on a slippery slope, folks.

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