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Muslim Winner Gets Mazal Tov

Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Democrat poised to become the country’s first-ever Muslim congressman after winning Tuesday, is being hailed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. In addition to backing from his co-religionists, Ellison had help from some Jewish Democrats during the campaign and received a post-election Mazal Tov from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas:

“JCRC also will work with Representative-elect Ellison on the enduring issue for the Jewish community: peace in the Middle East. We respect Representative-elect Ellison’s commitment to a two-state solution and hope to work with him on initiatives that ensure the safety and security of Israel and promote the establishment of a democratic Palestinian state free from terror. Representative-elect Ellison’s indication that he wishes to visit Israel with the JCRC in the coming months is a positive first step, and we look forward to accompanying him on this trip.”

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