He chose President Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the Koran. That President had the guts to stand up to Muslim aggression, as explained in this Frontpage article by Andrew Walden:

By 1800, the annual tribute and ransom payments first agreed in the mid-1780s amounted to about $1 million–20% of the federal budget. (For fiscal year 2007, 20 percent of U.S. revenues would equal $560 billion.) In May, 1801 Yussif Karamanli, the Pasha of Tripoli, declared war on America by chopping down the flagpole in front of the U.S. Consulate. Seventeen years after appeasement and tribute payments had begun, President Thomas Jefferson led America into the First Barbary War.

From May of 1801 to June 10, 1805, sailors and Marines of the young American nation fought battles immortalized in a line of the Marine Hymn: “to the shores of Tripoli.” As American forces approached Tripoli on land threatening to capture it, Karamanli suddenly became interested in negotiations. The war ended with a treaty exchanging prisoners, Americans giving Karamanli another $60,000 in ransom and an agreement from the Muslims to cease attacks on U.S. ships.

Then LGF links to a photo that shows Ellison swore with his left-hand on the Koran. That is haram (forbidden) in Islam.