Congressman-Elect Ellison to use Jefferson Qur’an for Photo Op

WaPo article here:

The first Muslim elected to the U.S. House of Representatives plans to use Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the Qur’an, with the permission of the Library of Congress. The book is not used during the actual swearing-in ceremony, but rather in a photo op afterwards. The congressfolks are sworn in as a group without the use of props.

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