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House Proceeding 10-02-07 on Oct 2nd, 2007 :: 1:35:54 to 1:39:48
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Bill Jr.Pascrell

1:31:52 to 1:35:54( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bill Jr.Pascrell

Bill Jr.Pascrell

1:35:44 to 1:35:54( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: from california. mr. sherman: i yield three minutes to the gentleman from michigan, chairman of the ways and means subcommittee on trade. i do not yield such time to mr. levin until such time as

Keith Ellison

1:35:54 to 1:36:03( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: he's on the floor. but instead yield three minutes to the gentleman from minnesota who serves with me on both the financial services committee and the judiciary committee, mr. ellison. the speaker

Keith Ellison

1:35:54 to 1:39:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Keith Ellison

Keith Ellison

1:36:03 to 1:36:16( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: pro tempore: the gentleman from minnesota is recognized tore three -- for three minutes. mr. ellison: let me thank the gentleman for yielding time and for this excellent resolution. i'd like to

Keith Ellison

1:36:16 to 1:36:28( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: thank all of the authors, including congresswoman eddie bernice johnson, and everyone who signed on to the resolution commemorating the month of ramadan. i am celebrating ramadan myself personally

Keith Ellison

1:36:28 to 1:36:45( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: and have been doing so ever since my 19th birthday. i'm 44 now. and i can tell you that it is a time of reflection, a time of renewal, regeneration. it's true that we fast during the daylight

Keith Ellison

1:36:45 to 1:36:59( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: hours during ramadan, but it also says in the sayings of prophet muhammad if you do not refrain from ill speech, bad speech, bad words, basically a bad attitude, then god has no use of your

Keith Ellison

1:36:59 to 1:37:14( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: refraining from food and drink. so in this month of ramadan it's important to reassess your life, to contemplate your role in society, and to benefit your neighbor. i think it's very

Keith Ellison

1:37:14 to 1:37:25( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: important when we talk about neighbor that we reflect upon what that word really means. neighbor. it was jesus who the muslims call isa and who revere very 450euly who told the lawyer --

Keith Ellison

1:37:25 to 1:37:37( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: very highly who told the lawyer in the bible that his neighbor really wasn't even somebody of his own religion or his own tribe, but really was that samaritan from that other group who

Keith Ellison

1:37:37 to 1:37:47( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: lended assistance and gave a helping hand when it was needed. that is the origin of the story of the good samaritan. this idea of the neighbor is something very important in islam, especially

Keith Ellison

1:37:47 to 1:38:01( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: during ramadan, where muslims of all faiths, all colors, all backgrounds reach out to our neighbors, muslim, christian, jewish, buddhists of all types. i want to report to you, mr. speaker,

Keith Ellison

1:38:01 to 1:38:14( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: that over the course of the last several weeks we have had several celebrations right here on the capitol and also in the pentagon. and a tremendous demonstration of interfaith cooperation, interfaith

Keith Ellison

1:38:14 to 1:38:34( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: working together and mutual respect and recognition. as was said earlier, i quite agree, every faith tradition relies on fasting as a means for spiritual regeneration. and i also was happy --

Keith Ellison

1:38:34 to 1:38:46( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: i want to report to you that on the date ofom can pure -- of yom kippur, that in my mosque in minneapolis and in the synagogue in minneapolis joined together to break fast together . we ended

Keith Ellison

1:38:46 to 1:38:57( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: up with a good problem, mr. speaker. that is that though 150 people r.s.v.p.'d and wanted to come, we ended up with about 160 people coming and we didn't have enough chairs for everybody

Keith Ellison

1:38:57 to 1:39:10( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: but we had enough food because we shared it, mr. speaker. showing again that we are not too far apart. mr. speaker, i'd also like to let you know that many of our christian friends came to celebrate

Keith Ellison

1:39:10 to 1:39:23( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: the breaking of the fast with the muslims and the jews together and were really warmed and encouraged by the fact that we can all come together even though we have different faith traditions.

Keith Ellison

1:39:23 to 1:39:28( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: mr. speaker, let me again thank the wonderful excellent commemoration we are having today as a true expression of american values, religious tolerance, and inclusion of everyone. thank you, mr. speaker.

Keith Ellison

1:39:28 to 1:39:37( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. h the gentleman from california reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: continue to reserve the balance

Keith Ellison

1:39:37 to 1:39:48( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman continues to reserve his tim e. the gentleman from california. mr. sherman: i would like to take this opportunity to wish all my muslim friends,

Brad Sherman

1:39:48 to 1:39:53( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Sherman: particularly those in the san s fernando valley, a ramadan mubarak and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves the balance of

Brad Sherman

1:39:48 to 1:44:36( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Brad Sherman

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