For those who missed it: The new Congress will have not only its first Muslim, but also its first two Buddhists. One is a neighbor of mine (relatively speaking), Hank Johnson, elected from Georgia's 4th congressional district (Dekalb/Gwinnett; he beat Cynthia McKinney). The other is Mazie Hirono, from Hawaii.
With all the hullabaloo over Keith Ellison, these two almost slipped in unnoticed.
Nice analysis here, courtesy of Carolina News Watch.
With all this new diversity, maybe we'll see our first Pastafarian in Congress soon.