Skip to comments.Faith and politics (The Islamic Fifth Column gets Keith Ellison on the Judiciary Committee)
Posted on 02/07/2007 5:54:43 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Faith and Politics
By Joel Mowbray
The Washington Times
February 7, 2007
Less than two weeks after Sen. Barbara Boxer very publicly rebuffed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the high-profile Muslim organization scored a surprising victory courtesy of a different leading California Democrat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
When Mrs. Boxer rescinded an award that her office had given to a CAIR official, she cited the group's terrorist ties and its inability to condemn Islamic terrorist organizations. Faced with the same public record, Mrs. Pelosi weeks afterward decided to place a freshman congressman who was heavily backed by CAIR on the Judiciary Committee, which oversees all domestic counterterrorism legislation.
While CAIR's influence had nothing to do with Rep. Keith Ellison earning a seat on Judiciary (it was the doing of the Congressional Black Caucus, according to several Hill staffers), it is nonetheless surprising that the Islamic group's role in raising more than $50,000 for Mr. Ellison did not dissuade Mrs. Pelosi, particularly in the wake of Mrs. Boxer's much-publicized critique.
So far, Mrs. Pelosi's endorsement of Mr. Ellison has not hurt her politically, but there is definitely potential for future headaches, particularly with key Jewish supporters.
Mr. Ellison has chosen to align himself very closely with CAIR. Through two fund raisers, including one held in Florida, and campaign contributions that almost certainly were bundled by CAIR co-founder Nihad Awad, CAIR helped Mr. Ellison raise more than $50,000. Shortly after he was elected to Congress, Mr. Ellison delivered the keynote address at CAIR's annual conference.
CAIR's connection to Mr. Ellison is through its co-founder, Mr. Awad, whom Sen. Charles Schumer said in a 2003 congressional hearing has "intimate connections with Hamas." That strong accusation is supported by significant evidence.
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How long before he starts introducing sharia law legislation?
Trojan Horses leading Trojan Horses.
I am beyond speechless.
It's becoming obvious that whatever legitimacy our federal government has in the eyes of the American public is going down he drain.
A member of the most virulent anti-freedom collective in the history of civilization, inside an anti-freedom collective, INSIDE the republic.
We are fortunate that WE can still vote them into extinction in order to form a more perfect union.
The Trojan Horse is an integral part of jihad - "the most glorious word in all of Islam".
Most of the worst things said of Judaism are true of Islam.