First Muslim congressman elected

Keith Ellison, a Democrat, has become the first Muslim to be elected to the US Congress by winning a Minnesota seat in the House of Representatives. He has called for the immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. On the campaign trail, he also urged a greater reliance on renewable fuels and the establishment of a government-funded universal healthcare system.

BBC News, 8 November 2006

Charles Johnson comments: “They’ll be celebrating in Gaza tomorrow.”

Little Green Footballs, 7 November 2006