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Posted on 07/13/2007 6:42:50 PM PDT by blam
Bush like Hitler, says first Muslim in Congress
By Toby Harnden in Washington
Last Updated: 2:05am BST 14/07/2007
Keith Ellison, a convert to Islam, has cultivated a moderate image since being elected last November
America's first Muslim congressman has provoked outrage by apparently comparing President George W Bush to Adolf Hitler and hinting that he might have been responsible for the September 11 attacks.
Addressing a gathering of atheists in his home state of Minnesota, Keith Ellison, a Democrat, compared the 9/11 atrocities to the destruction of the Reichstag, the German parliament, in 1933. This was probably burned down by the Nazis in order to justify Hitler's later seizure of emergency powers.
"It's almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that," Mr Ellison said. "After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader [Hitler] of that country in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted."
To applause from his audience of 300 members of Atheists for Human Rights, Mr Ellison said he would not accuse the Bush administration of planning 9/11 because "you know, that's how they put you in the nut-ball box - dismiss you".
Vice-President Dick Cheney's stance of refusing to answer some questions from Congress was "the very definition of totalitarianism, authoritarianism and dictatorship", he added.
Mr Ellison also raised eyebrows by telling his audience: "You'll always find this Muslim standing up for your right to be atheists all you want."
A convert to Islam who was previously linked to the extremist Nation of Islam, Mr Ellison, 42, has cultivated a moderate image since being elected last November, concentrating on issues such as health and education.
He is an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq. But he angered his own anti-war supporters by voting for a budget bill that aims to end the war over the next 18 months. His followers want an immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
After his speech was reported, Mr Ellison said he accepted that Osama bin Laden was responsible for 9/11. But his demagogic comments threaten to plunge him in controversy.
Mark Drake, of the Republican party in Minnesota, said: "To compare the democratically elected leader of the United States of America to Hitler is an absolute moral outrage which trivialises the horrors of Nazi Germany."
How did so many idiots get elected in the House and Senate?
Oh, now THERE’S a giant of credibility!/heavy sarcasm
When is this F-ING country going to learn?
MUSLIM = TROUBLE AND PROBLEMS.
Keith Ellison is going to be 10 times worse than Cynthia McKinney.
Thank you Minnesota for giving us this lunatic. <.end.sarc.>
Hope you correct your mistake in 2008.
They were elected because the voting public is made up of so many idiots.
B/C unfortunately there are idiots and illegal immigrants that will vote these fools in.
Keef X *ping*
Not to mention that the dead and other fraudulent votes tend to lean democRAT.
They are supported by the Mainstream Media, which consistantly glosses over and covers up their screw-ups.
The end is near. Stock up on bullets.
Not trouble. Evil.
More and more people are feeling that way these days. BLOAT.
That's very simple. First they register themselves as Democrats....
Anybody know the last time Bush ordered anybody to be gassed?
because there are so manu idiots in this country!
I am getting extremely close to considering the city of Minneapolis (and the territory within the Fifth Congressional District) in the same way that I consider the city of San Francisco. NOT part of the United States. In fact, part of some other hostile country. Except in this case Minneapolis is only a few miles from me.
Screw him and the anti-American imbeciles who elected this POS
As Michael Savage has said, the people of this country will take only so much of this crap, and a right-wing revolution will take this country back.
It’s coming, I tell ya, it’s coming.
They told us they were going to use our laws and tolerance against us and that they’d eventually vote to take us over.
Why gays and Jews support the Democrats I’ll never know - they’ll be the first to get stoned or beheaded.
“Keith Ellison, a convert to Islam, has cultivated a moderate image..”
Muslim and Moderate are contradictions in terms.
He’s like all of them - anti-western and anti-American.
For a muslim, this IS moderate. Slightly less moderate would be a beheading.
All Muslims are insane.
And there are no moderate ones.
Keith Ellison is probably a big fan of Hitler, because given the chance, Ellison probably would push jews into the gas chambers.
Difference between a radical Muslim and a ‘moderate’ Muslim:
Radical Muslim = uses rusty knife to cut throats of infidels
‘moderate’ Muslim = insists on using a new, clean blade.
The SANE people in this country are getting extremely fed up. Jesus was slow to anger, but he threw the money changers out of church. It’s getting closer, closer to the time when patriots will rise up and throw all of the malcontents out of America....one way or another.
Some in the local media are punching back....http://www.startribune.com/191/story/1297757.html
Don’t tempt them.
Again, Tom.....It’s not a Minnesota vote that put Keith in. It’s the GLBT core of the 5th district that put him on the hill.
Left to the state, he wouldn’t be elected dog catcher.
Of course he may have meant it as a compliment. You never know.
A moderate Muslim is one who will cut off your hands instead of your head, and only kill half of your family when he bombs your house.
The enemy is within the gates.
Wake up America, we are under attack on many fronts.
OK. Roger that. I live within ten miles of Berkeley, CA. Too bad the lunatics in the cities have comandeered the states.
Yeah, it’s Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Rochester.
The rest of the state is fairly sane.
“MUSLIM = TROUBLE AND PROBLEMS. “
The learn to live with us, or we can live with out them.
It is like kindergarden. Play nice or you can not play here anymore. What is so hard to understand?
If Bush were really the next Hitler, this cretin would be a lampshade by now.
I have to give him credit for holding out this long. He is one of the few dems who hasn’t already used the Hitler line. Until now, that is.
I stay away from large cities as much as possible. Been to Chanhassen. Good folks there. Good fishing too. :O)
Pay a visit and I’ll take you fishing in Bemidji...
Great nations are never conquered. But they do commit suicide.
Those that can do, do.
Those that cant do, teach.
Those that cant do ether, become a members of Congress
He compared him to Hitler? I didn’t know he liked George that much.
we have past our prime here in the U.S. the future is dim, and people will slowly become illiterate, we are so doomed,
it is all downhill from here.
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