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Dec 15, 2006

"After Keith Ellison was elected the first Muslim member of Congress last month, talk show host Dennis Prager, among others, attacked the Representative-elect for indicating that he would swear his oath of office with his hand placed on a copy of the Qur’an. Now, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice and regular WorldNetDaily columnist Roy Moore has decided that regardless of how they are sworn in faithful Muslims are not fit to serve in Congress.

' Our Constitution states, "Each House [of Congress] shall be the judge ... of the qualifications of its own members." Enough evidence exists for Congress to question Ellison's qualifications to be a member of Congress as well as his commitment to the Constitution in view of his apparent determination to embrace the Quran and an Islamic philosophy directly contrary to the principles of the Constitution.' "



Check out http://www.rightwingwatch.org/2006/12/10_commandments.html?tr=y&auid=2228326

This is religious bigotry in every sense.  It is also ignorance because the Constitution makes no religious requirements.   I guess next, Prager and Moore will want every practicing Jew, Buddhist, atheist, etc excluded from public service too.
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