Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Keith Ellison

Yesterday HardTalk on BBC interviewed Keith Ellison - a black Muslim Democrat Congressman from Minnesota.
He was articulate and gave good applaudable answers with respect to medical insurance, medicine availability, education.

Being a Muslim convert he was sworn in using Thomas Jefferson's Koran.

Virgil Good, the Virginian Congressman shot off his mouth saying something alongside the lines of Let one do it, they'll all be doing it.

The United States has proved to be a success story in multi-culturalism. Irish, Italians, Hispanics, Natives, Creoles, Blacks, Pakistanis, Indians, Arabs, Chinese, Japanese, Jews, and more, all flooded there and live together peacefully.
Agree or disagree with the War on Iraq, the same is being attempted in Iraq. A country artificially planned in the Treaty of Versailles, without thought to the different population denominations that make it up - the hope is that will be the next America of the Middle East - where Shiia, Sunni, Kurd, Christian, What-Not live together in peace, in a modern democracy that respects the different needs of the different people making up the state.

1 Comments:

Blogger Little Penguin said...

It's every Iraqi's dream.. It would definitely be a source of pride for all Iraqis; just as the British government shows off having accommodated so many ethnicties, religions and backgrounds; we, too, should pride ourselves in our being from different backgrounds and yet co-existing (peacefully! lol) under one flag, one national anthem and, essentially, one nationality.. Iraqi!

Regards

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