US Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison shakes the hand of Virgil Goode

Posted on January 5, 2007


In spite of Islamophobic attacks by Congressman Goode on him, Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the US Congress, went to shake his hands during the inauguration ceremony. Goode’s back is towards the camera.

Congressman Ellison’s behavior models that of the Prophet (s) who asked how the woman who had been putting trash on his back (while he was praying) was doing.

Way to go, Keith!