I was also really glad to see that America's first ever Muslim Congressman has been elected. I hope this sends a signal across the world that most of America is not anti-Islam and helps quell the anti-American/anti-West feeling in some quarters. Of course with the election of the Democrats and their influence over policies we'll hopefully also see a more moderate, humanitarian, consilidatory and peaceful platform when dealing foreign and domestic affairs.
So, well done America. Hopefully this is the first step forward to regaining the respect and leadership of the 'hearts and minds' of the world.
First Muslim Congressman Elected (BBC News Online; Wednesday 8th November 2006)
Democrats Seize Control of House (BBC News Online; Wednesday 8th November 2006)