|After Joining President for Ramadan Celebration, Carson Will Address AIPAC Leaders Tonight|
September 2, 2009
Though the timing of the two events was happenstance, Carson, who is one of only two Muslims ever to serve in Congress, noted the significance of his appearance before AIPAC.
“As the President said last night, the holy month of Ramadan is a time for people and communities to come together in celebration of the ‘common humanity’ that we all share,”
“It is this common humanity that I will focus on tonight when I address these future leaders of AIPAC.
“The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is always painted in religious terms—and clearly centuries of history have helped draw these dividing lines around faith. But the fact is, the instability and violence in the
“If we let these divisions continue to strengthen around religious intolerance, then we will lose sight of the common hopes, the common truths and the common needs that spread across all people of faith.”
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