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    Pundit Attacking Muslim Congressman Is Bush Appointee to Holocaust Memorial Board http://thinkprogress.org/2006/12/05/prager-holocaust/ Right-wing talk show
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 6, 2006
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      Pundit Attacking Muslim Congressman Is Bush Appointee to Holocaust
      Memorial Board
      http://thinkprogress.org/2006/12/05/prager-holocaust/


      Right-wing talk show host Dennis Prager has raised a firestorm
      charging that Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim
      elected to Congress, must swear in using a Bible. He said that if
      Ellison swears in with a Quran, it would "undermin[e] American
      civilization" and be akin to swearing in with a copy of Hitler's "Mein
      Kampf."

      Prager is not a typical talk radio host. In September, he was
      appointed by President Bush to a five-year term on the taxpayer-funded
      United States Holocaust Memorial Council. A statement announcing
      Prager's appointment praised his " unique moral voice."

      Yesterday, the Council on American Islamic Relations called on Prager
      to be removed from this position:

      No one who holds such bigoted, intolerant and divisive views should be
      in a policymaking position at a taxpayer-funded institution that seeks
      to educate Americans about the destructive impact hatred has had, and
      continues to have, on every society. As a presidential appointee,
      Prager's continued presence on the council would send a negative
      message to Muslims worldwide about America's commitment to religious
      tolerance.

      Likewise, the Anti-Defamation League, a group battling anti-Semitism
      and other bigotry, issued a statement calling Prager's views
      "intolerant," "misinformed on the facts," and "downright un-American."

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