Muslim member of Congress joins anti-Semitism task force

Keith Ellison: "Task Force embodies the ideals and principles that have guided and shaped my life."

August 19, 2007 10:15
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The only Muslim member of Congress has joined its anti-Semitism task force. "I am honored to join the Congressional Anti-Semitism Task Force because it embodies the ideals and principles that have guided and shaped my life," said US Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). Congressional task forces, which conduct informational hearings, have no legislative role. The anti-Semitism one was founded earlier this summer by Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), the chairman of the Foreign Affairs committee of the US House of Representatives. Its co-chairmen are US Reps. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) and Ron Klein (D-Fla.).

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