New York's newest 7th Municipal District Court judge for the Brooklyn borough, a Muslim woman named Carolyn Walker-Diallo, has reportedly shied from the Bible and turned to the Quran to swear in to her seat.
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The Gulf News first reported the matter, saying the use of the Quran gives "hope" to the Muslim community.
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The news outlet went on, describing the judge's background: "She says she saw her parents play a proactive role in the East New York and Cypress Hills communities. Walker-Diallo walked the family's path of 'being the change we want to see in the world' when she assumed charge of a community-based nonprofit named after her father, the George Walker Jr. Community Coalition Inc."