Culture: Ellison had this to say about his use of the Quran owned by Thomas Jefferson.
|Ellison said an anonymous person wrote him about the Qur’an, and he arranged with the Library of Congress to use it. The chief of the Library of Congress’ rare book and special collections division, Mark Dimunation, walked the Quran across the street to the Capitol and brought it back after the ceremony.|
on December 21st, the Muslim American Society put out this press release.
|I hope when
Congressman-elect Ellison takes his oath, he not only takes it on the
Quran, but requests to use the one owned by Thomas Jefferson; one of
America's founding fathers, kept at the National Archives. Perhaps such a
move would educate the dear Congressman from Virginia concerning the
longstanding contributions that Islam has made to American life."|
On December 24th, at a convention sponsored by Muslim American Society and the Islamic Circle of North America, the guest speaker was... Keith Ellison.
|But Ellison said in Dearborn that Muslims can help teach America about justice and equal protection, suggesting that Muslim activists may be part of God's plan. He spoke at the annual convention of two Muslim groups, the Muslim American Society and the Islamic Circle of North America. The convention ended Monday morning.
"Muslims, you're up to bat right now..." he said. "How do you know that you were not brought right here to this place to learn how to make this world better? How do you know that Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, (meaning praised and exalted is he) did not bring you here so that you could understand how to teach people what tolerance was, what justice was? How do you know that you're not here to teach this country?"|
So Ellison just happened to get an anon tip from a concerned fan or did he get it from someone at the convention considering MAS brought it up a couple of days before hand. As for Muslim American Society, they have a Muslim Brotherhood connection
So whats the real story behind the stunt with Jefferson's Quran? Just asking.