[FoRK] Swearing in

Tom Higgins < tomhiggins at gmail.com > on > Wed Dec 6 14:36:01 PST 2006


"Right-wing talk show host Dennis Prager has raised a firestorm
charging that Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim
elected to Congress, must swear in using a Bible. He said that if
Ellison swears in with a Quran, it would "undermin[e] American
civilization" and be akin to swearing in with a copy of Hitler's "Mein

Prager is not a typical talk radio host. In September, he was
appointed by President Bush to a five-year term on the taxpayer-funded
United States Holocaust Memorial Council. A statement announcing
Prager's appointment praised his "unique moral voice.""

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