Politics: Via the Detroit Free Press.
|Detroit native Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, told a group of metro Detroiters on Wednesday that he will not impose Islam on others, but will use the religion to help inform his politics.
"I'm not a religious leader ..." Ellison said inside Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Detroit. "I'm not here to be a preacher. But in terms of political agenda items, my faith informs these things."
Ellison spoke to a group of Arab-American, Muslim, labor, and Catholic leaders at a meeting sponsored by Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength, MOSES, a Detroit-based coalition group. |
Goofy part is the article originated from the Free Press but it has been edited down. Full article shows up in other papers.
|And Ellison was criticized this week for his appearance Sunday in Dearborn, Mich., at the annual convention of the Muslim American Society.|
That is news to me since it wasn't covered by any of the major papers who were still forming a protective circle around him from Goode's comments.