Muslim Group Decries Minnesota Woman’s Repentance Prayer About Ellison’s Election

May 7, 2010

Author: Paul Schmelzer

Source: The Minnesota Independent

As the Minnesota Day of Prayer was being held at the State Capitol Thursday, the Muslim Public Affairs Council called on the National Day of Prayer Task Force to repudiate a statement made by a Minnesota woman (pictured) at Saturday’s “May Day 2010: A Cry To God For A Nation In Distress” event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The group, which has offices in Washington and Los Angeles, calls the woman’s statement  — that Minnesota should “repent” for not using “godly wisdom” in electing Congress’ first Muslim member, Rep. Keith Ellison — “appalling.”

Citing the Minnesota Independent’s report on the event, MPAC called on the National Day of Prayer Task Force to “repudiate the statement, and urged elected officials and religious leaders to reject such bigotry by calling for mutual understanding and mutual respect.” (It’s unclear whether the task force, which organized the May 6 National Day of Prayer, was directly involved with the May Day event.)