Ellison to meet with faith leaders in Minneapolis

The first Muslim elected to Congress is meeting today with leaders of faiths including Christianity, Judaism, Islam and other traditions. Full Story
wtf

Des Moines, IA

#24 Feb 1, 2010
Why is he doing this? All he's going to say is that Muslim is right and everyone else is wrong.

This is all just a waste of everyones time.

Since: Apr 09

Twin Cities

#25 Feb 1, 2010
We ARe so Smart wrote:
Fellow bigoted idiots---I say AMEN to your ignorant, uninformed, completely worthless commentaries!!
Like you, I am a rabid moron with little understanding of the world around me. Instead of reading a book once in a blue moon, I prefer to sit in front of the computer typing vicious, stupid nonsense all day long. I know absolutely nothing about Keith Ellison except what I hear from highly paid haters like Michael SAvage and Rush Limbo.
I, like you, am not able to think for myself! Yay!
Less money for education! More money for WAR!
Sad part of it is they are going to rally behind you now without getting that this was beautiful sarcasm.

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#26 Feb 1, 2010
Bob the Bilderberg wrote:
They have faith that there is no God, apparently.
What I want to know is, if Michele Bachmann had a meeting with "faith leaders" would the press treat her as kindly?
"They have faith that there is no God, apparently." A very good answer! If Bachmann were the first Muslim elected to Congress, it would be appropriate for her to call together a meeting of faith ministers. I'm hopeful about the meeting and would have loved to be in attendance. In these times of heightened religious tensions, Ellison did the right thing by setting the tone of peace and accord, looking first for the common ground and then working together to achieve common goals that will better entire communities and not just subsets. It's a novel approach in the world today, one I'm certain will yeild better results.
RIOT

Madison, WI

#27 Feb 1, 2010
Yawn. What was the point of this story? Is this some kind of "here's what I'm doing look at me>" by Ellison?
Once the meeting takes place I'd like to see a report on what actually happened and maybe what the whole point was.

“Earn it one day at a time”

Since: Sep 09

Madison WI

#28 Feb 1, 2010
Ask the tough questions, why do muslims fly planes into buildings for virgins????
whataload

Saint Paul, MN

#29 Feb 1, 2010
orreljw wrote:
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Sad part of it is they are going to rally behind you now without getting that this was beautiful sarcasm.
Gawd you're stupid.

Since: Apr 09

Twin Cities

#30 Feb 1, 2010
whataload wrote:
<quoted text>Gawd you're stupid.
Thank you! I really appreciate the affirmation that I am not approved of by you and your kind.
CzarInMpls

Forest Lake, MN

#31 Feb 1, 2010
America was formed on Judeo/Christian values. Values sorely lacking today. The difference between Islam countries and Judeo/Christian countries is simple. Judeo/Christian's want people to believe in Jehovah or Jehovah and Jesus Christ but if you don't you don't. In Islamic countries, you better believe in Muhammad or you die. The media generally leaves that part out. There is no separation of church and state. They are all one. Islam = submission.
Lucretius

Saint Paul, MN

#32 Feb 1, 2010
Religion is a mental illness caused by fear, superstition, and guilt.

Since: Apr 09

Twin Cities

#33 Feb 1, 2010
CzarInMpls wrote:
America was formed on Judeo/Christian values. Values sorely lacking today. The difference between Islam countries and Judeo/Christian countries is simple. Judeo/Christian's want people to believe in Jehovah or Jehovah and Jesus Christ but if you don't you don't. In Islamic countries, you better believe in Muhammad or you die. The media generally leaves that part out. There is no separation of church and state. They are all one. Islam = submission.
This country was not built on Judeo/Christian values. It was built on a separation of church and state. The islamic community is nothing at all like the picture you paint. They are very civil and peace loving people (DON'T miss this next line)FOR THE MOST PART. Of course there are extremists out there who misinterpret their teachings very much so like there are Christians who misinterpret the Bible and start wars in the name of God that I am certain he would not have approved of. There is no separation of church and state within the republican party either. What is the point you are trying to make here?

Since: Apr 09

Twin Cities

#34 Feb 1, 2010
Jeffrey MacDonald wrote:
Ask the tough questions, why do muslims fly planes into buildings for virgins????
Ask another tough question: Why do Christians bomb and destroy other countries for oil? The answer to this might just provide the answer to your question.
whatever

Saint Paul, MN

#35 Feb 1, 2010
Ahmadinejad has stated countless times Iran is going to remove Israel from the face of the earth. Yet, where is the outrage from these “peaceful Muslims”?

LOL!!!!!!!!!!
whatever

Saint Paul, MN

#36 Feb 1, 2010
whatever

Saint Paul, MN

#37 Feb 1, 2010
http://www.iran-e-azad.org/stoning/women.html

stoning? how peaceful can the muslims get?

lol!!!!!!!!!!
whatever

Saint Paul, MN

#38 Feb 1, 2010
Don’t for get how peaceful the Afghan muzzies are

http://www.dhushara.com/book/sakina/stoninget...

lol!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis, MN

#39 Feb 1, 2010
ZenBirdist wrote:
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"They have faith that there is no God, apparently." A very good answer! If Bachmann were the first Muslim elected to Congress, it would be appropriate for her to call together a meeting of faith ministers. I'm hopeful about the meeting and would have loved to be in attendance. In these times of heightened religious tensions, Ellison did the right thing by setting the tone of peace and accord, looking first for the common ground and then working together to achieve common goals that will better entire communities and not just subsets. It's a novel approach in the world today, one I'm certain will yeild better results.
You say this as if there were a point in human history when there wasnt "heightened religious tensions".
Wasp

United States

#40 Feb 1, 2010
orreljw wrote:
<quoted text>
Ask another tough question: Why do Christians bomb and destroy other countries for oil? The answer to this might just provide the answer to your question.
What a mental paragon! Don't let your world view become challenged by pesky things like facts!
Thank You

Minneapolis, MN

#41 Feb 1, 2010
Mr. Ellison is my representative. I am happy that he is meeting with faith leaders. He is doing a good job representing me. Thank you, Mr. Ellison.

Since: Apr 09

Twin Cities

#42 Feb 2, 2010
Wasp wrote:
<quoted text>What a mental paragon! Don't let your world view become challenged by pesky things like facts!
THAT was my point. It is not that simplistic from either view.
Wasp

United States

#43 Feb 2, 2010
orreljw wrote:
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THAT was my point. It is not that simplistic from either view.
When is the last time our so called Christian Nation bombed and destroyed Mexico or Canada, since that's where most of our oil comes from? The only thing "simplistic" is your reasoning.

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