Utah GOP Senator’s final wish: Apologize to Muslims (+video)

Dr. Mike Ghouse   May 22, 2016   Comments Off on Utah GOP Senator’s final wish: Apologize to Muslims (+video)

Utah GOP Senator’s final wish: Apologize to Muslims (+video)

A Republican former senator’s deathbed wish to apologize for anti-Muslim rhetoric is echoed by many others whose politics sometimes clash with their faith and ethics.
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Former Sen. Bob Bennett (R) spent his last moments in a hospital bed. But the three-term senator from Utah had a final wish.

“Are there any Muslims in the hospital?” he asked his wife and son, as they told the Daily Beast. “I’d love to go up to every single one of them to thank them for being in this country, and apologize to them on behalf of the Republican Party for Donald Trump.”

The deathbed wish of a Republican senator from one of the nation’s most conservative states highlights the complexity of politics, faith, and neighborly relations, as Americans juggle their complex identities when deciding which politicians to embrace.

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