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Posted: 08 November 2006 at 6:21pm
Keith Ellison First Muslim Elected to Congress, MAS Produces Massive Muslim Voter Turnout In Minnesota
WASHINGTON, DC - Nov. 7, 2006 (MASNET) Arriving to a thunderous round of applause and cheers, Keith Ellison (D-MN) made his victory speech as America's first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress.
The newly elected Minnesota Congressman thanked his supporters, and pledged to work for a better and more prosperous America for all people.
He also gave personal thanks to Imam Mahdi Bray and the entire Muslim community for their unwavering support.
Bray, who took time off from his duties as the Executive Director of the Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation, personally campaigned for Ellison along with civil rights activist Jesse Jackson and Air American Radio host Al Franken.
"Keith ran a positive and smart campaign," stated Bray. "Despite the nasty attacks on him and his family, he stayed on the high road. He knew the issues and concerns of his district and addressed them."
"His commitment to social and economic justice, combined with a well organized campaign staff, put him well over the top at the ballot box. Also, his opposition to the war and occupation in Iraq resonated with voters," added Bray.
"Keith is a real consensus and coalition builder. His election is an historic event that is good for America."
The Muslim American Society (MAS), its Freedom Foundation, and especially the MAS Minnesota Chapter, congratulate Keith Ellison on his historic victory.
MAS Freedom Foundation also congratulates and recognizes the outstanding work of the Minnesota Muslim community and the large Minnesota Somali population.
Congratulations are also in order for the many Muslims who went to Minnesota to participate in this historical event.
Keith Ellison will formally take his oath of office for the 110th United States Congress in January of 2007
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|Posted: 09 November 2006 at 1:43am|
But this chap has a history. No one who joins politics can remain spotlessly clean.
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