Rep. Keith Ellison: Committed to Africa

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Convening in Cairo

In 2011, Ellison, the first Muslim in Congress, traveled to Cairo to speak on religion and politics in civil society.

"Liberty and freedom do not know one country, and liberty and freedom are not confined to one people," said Ellison. "Even those of us who have some freedom have to be reminded of what we take for granted, and the best way to be reminded is to be with people who have just snatched freedom for themselves."

(Photo: REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori /LANDOV)

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