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.
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