U.S. Muslim congressman praises interfaith efforts for Shalit’s release

20.10.2011                      22.Tischrei. 5772                       Schmini Azaret

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U.S. Muslim congressman praises interfaith efforts for Shalit's release

Rep. Keith Ellison says efforts were representative of a new cooperative spirit between Muslim and Jewish communities in the U.S.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim to sit in the U.S. Congress, praised on Tuesday recent efforts by Muslim and Jewish leaders in the U.S. and France to win the release of Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit as representative of a new cooperative spirit between the Muslim and Jewish communities.
“This effort shows the willingness of prominent Muslims and Jews in the U.S., France and elsewhere to speak up for each other,” Rep. Ellison commented….