Quran and Tanakh Used To Swear In New Congress Members
Everyone knows by now that the United States is a very diverse nation filled with people of all nationalities, ethnicities, languages, etc.
This was self-evidenced Thursday during the swearing-in ceremonies of the 116th class of Congress.
A variety of books were used during the ceremonies. Some of the books included were the US Constitution, the Qur’an (Muslim religious book), the Tanakh (Jewish religious book comprised of the books of the Old Testament), as well as a variety of Bibles including the King James Version, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox bibles.
There is quite a religious make up in Congress. Of the 253 Republicans in Congress, only 2 do not claim to be Christian. Those two are Lee Zeldin and David Kustoff, who are Jewish.
Among the Democrats on the other hand, 61 do not claim Christianity. Half of those 61 are Jewish, 18 claim nothing, and the rest are a mix of Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Unitarian Universalists.
One of the women sworn in on a Qur’an yesterday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, began calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump literally just hours after being sworn in.
When speaking to a crowd Thursday night, the Muslim woman from Michigan stated, “People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the mother***er.’”
Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat, also made history as the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress. Tlaib said she was considering using Thomas Jefferson’s centuries-old Quran during the ceremony, calling the holy book a symbol that “Islam has been part of American history for a long time.”
This is an idiotic and uneducated presumption. Thomas Jefferson was no Muslim nor did he respect the religion of Islam. He owned a Qur’an in order to study the enemy. He was the leading hawk for war against militant Islam for over 17 years!
Photo Credit: CNN
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