Muslim and Jewish holy books among many used to swear-in Congress

190103154255-01-congress-religious-books-exlarge-169Source: CNN

By Amanda Jackson, CNN

(CNN)The 116th class of Congress is one of the most diverse to serve the United States — and nowhere is that more evident than in this viral photo showing the books used during Thursday’s swearing-in ceremonies.

 

More than a dozen documents and books — including the US Constitution, Eastern Orthodox Bible and Quran — were used to swear in officials of various ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Among them were Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first two Muslim women to serve in the House of Representatives.

 

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