Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts - But It's Thomas Jefferson's Koran! - washingtonpost.com: "Rep.-elect Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, found himself under attack last month when he announced he'd take his oath of office on the Koran -- especially from Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode, who called it a threat to American values.
Yet the holy book at tomorrow's ceremony has an unassailably all-American provenance. We've learned that the new congressman -- in a savvy bit of political symbolism -- will hold the personal copy once owned by Thomas Jefferson."
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Posted by Charlie Martin at 8:06 AM