So Keith Ellison, a muslim, has been elected to serve in the 110th congress. Already there are complaints.
It seems he wants to put his hand on the Quran when he swears his oath of office and apparently this is highly offensive in a nation where freedom of religion is a fundamental right.
As I understand it there is no need to place ones hand on the bible, one can simply affirm. But why should the bible be the only religious book allowed and what value is placing ones hand on a book one doesn't believe in when swearing an oath?
I am a strong believer in the right of religious freedom, It must extend to all religions. Not just one.