Skip to comments.Muslim congressman compares Bush to Hitler
Posted on 07/13/2007 5:45:40 AM PDT by SJackson
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Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
Ellison, at a noontime speech before Atheists for Human Rights, told the Minneapolis-based group, "You'll always find this Muslim standing up for your right to be atheists."
The congressman talked to the group of over 100 meeting in the Southdale Library in Edina about a number of topics impeaching Vice President Cheney, Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence, the war in Iraq and the 2001 attacks by al-Qaida.
Speaking of the destruction of the World Trade Center and the damage to the Pentagon, Ellison said, "It's almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that. After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the communists for it and it put the leader of that country [Hitler] in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted."
On Feb. 27, 1933 one week before elections in Germany the Reichstag building in Berlin was burned. Historians have disputed who set the blaze for nearly 75 years, although the Nazis have often been suggested as culprits who destroyed the nation's parliament building in an effort to discredit the communists and justify seizure of emergency powers.
The day following the fire, Chancellor Adolph Hitler pushed for an end to many personal, political and property rights and used powers granted to him to crush political opposition and come to power.
"The fact is that I'm not saying it was a [U.S.] plan, or anything like that because, you know, that's how they put you in the nut-ball box dismiss you," Ellison explained to the group.
Ellison, however, is no stranger to controversial positions.
As WND has reported, Ellison, a Muslim who used a Quran for his swearing-in ceremony, has come under criticism for associating with a Muslim group accused of fomenting violence against Jews and Christians.
He also allowed his election supporters to shout, "Allahu Akbar!," the same phrase allegedly used by the 9/11 suicide pilots, and he has confirmed to reporters that "in terms of political agenda items, my faith informs these things."
It was in 2000 that Ellison joined Bernadine Dohrn, one of the founders of the 1960s radical group the Weather Underground, and several other speakers at a fundraiser for then-recently arrested Kathleen Soliah, a.k.a. Sara Jane Olson of the Symbionese Liberation Army. Soliah and other members of the 1970s domestic-terrorist group were later convicted for placing bombs under police cars and murdering a woman during a bank robbery.
On Tuesday, Ellison attempted to further clarify his Reichstag statement by telling the Minneapolis Star-Tribune he was making the point that "in the aftermath of a tragedy, space is opened up for governments to take action that they could not have achieved before that."
When asked for examples of such Nazi-like action in the wake of 9/11, Ellison cited the Iraq war, certain provisions of the Patriot Act and Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence.
What an idiot.... Minnesota, can you dismiss this man from Congress next year?
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
If there is maybe someone could be sure to have Ellison attend.
Like Conyers in Michigan he now will be a Congressman for life. Can hardly wait til he gets his own committee chairmanship.
I’m glad this turd is a Dem.
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If the muslim Ellison thinks Bush is so much like Hitler, he should love him.
This is what federally mandated minority voting districts give you.
America, how far you have fallen, that such an accomplice of the other side could get to this position.
“The Man of sin...shall not be revealed, except there come a falling away first”
This cannot be true. If Bush were like Hitler, then Muslims would love him.
Where is the outrage, bump?
When the time comes to round up all the muslims and hold them in detention until they are deported somewhere, where will the congressrat go?
Now that’s funny! Seriously!
ok, now let's shove this guy in the 'nut-ball box' before he starts pushing for muslim only schools and shia law
The 5th District is solid DFL. The seat is his as long as he wants it.
I guess we could start by sticking 7-8 million of the Muzzies in an oven .......for starters.
Why does this not surprise me????
And hordes of dimwits who think it's fine to vote for someone because of his race rather than his qualifications.
He’s a serious nut case.
Trade him to IRANian congress and let him defamate their president. He might earn the same fate as the former chinese FDA chief.
American society is under asymetrical siege. Criminals and Islamic nut jobs are destroying our way of life by a thousand cuts.
Recommended read: “Brave New War” & learn all about 4GW (4th Generation Warfare).
This congressman is in fact committing treason.
That is just terrible about your relatives and your great-grandfather.
Ellison must be utterly uneducated to say something like that.
The only education he has is leftist talkiing points. He is rewarded, petted and applauded for repeating them.
Absolutely true. Ellison will have this seat as long as he wants it.
The time for getting rid of Ellison was in last September’s DFL primary.
I knew that no GOP or Independence Party candidate was gonna defeat Ellison in the general election - so I crossed over and voted in the DFL primary.
Voted for Mike Erlandson, the former state party chair of the DFL. An out and out liberal but as Jason Lewis described him “...a liberal you can do business with.”
I tried to persuade other Republicans I knew to cross over and vote in the DFL primary. A few did but most were content voting in the GOP primary - or not voting at all.
At some point, Ellison will come into contact with secret or very sensitive information. We can watch and see where it turns up.
Muslims know all about Hitler. They’re his biggest fans.
“He’s young. He’s talented. He’s a muslim idiot.”
He’s clean and articulate, too!
Well, as the church lady character used to say on SNL, “Well, isn’t that special.”
Yep, that's just what the Muzzies want, more lapsed Christians and Atheists, to smooth the victory of Sharia in America.
B.S. There have been many tragedies throughout the world in the 70+ years since the Reichstag fire. Reminding people of any one of them would have sufficed without invoking the image of Nazis.
I wish these guys would at least come up with some new insults ... Bush = Hitler is getting so old.
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Yes, that's point that should be made loudly every time the comparison is made. If Bush's actions post 9/11 equate with Hitler's post 1933, then Hitler wasn't such a bad guy after all.
If this idiot wants modern analogies with Hitler, he should visit Sudan, Pakistan, and Iran - all Muslim paradises.
How can a state like Minnesota composed mainly of non-Mulsims elect one of these wack-jobs to Congress?
Well, Ellison should know quite a bit about Nazis as the Muzzies were aligned with Hitler during WW2.
Flustered intern, lay it to him!
A comparison with Hitler is definitely in order, for the high officers of the middle eastern death cult, which is favored by this guy.
It is well known that Hitler liked Muslim allies and used Bosnian Muslims to slaughter enemies in the Balkans. a strong portion of Muslims are islamofascists!
Used to be that a statement like this would generate outrage from representatives and possibly they would demand that Ellison be officially censured or forced to apologize.
Now they are much like wild children that have never known any discipline. They are finding it harder and harder to get attention with outrageous statements, as the boundaries of outrageousness has been pushed so high.
Whose dumber? Ellison? His voters? Or the GOP....?