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Conservatives are saying that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) likened President Bush to Hitler. The nation’s first Muslim Congressman joins us to set the record straight.

Plus, we’ve got the Hindu Chaplain who made history in the U.S. Senate. Chaplain Rajan Zed tells us what it was like to be the first Hindu to deliver a prayer from the Senate floor.

Sally Quinn of The Washington Post discusses the major week-long multimedia event called “Muslims Speak Out.”

And, we explore the spiritual side of Harry Potter with Beliefnet editor Laura Sheahen.

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State of Belief explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism. Through interviews with newsmakers and celebrities, reports from the field, and his own commentary, Welton shows how religion and radical freedom are best friends and how the religious right is wrong – wrong for America and bad for religion.

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