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  • Rep. Keith Ellison: Trump ‘Worst Republican Nominee Since George Wallace’

    07/24/2016 10:06:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 97 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On the off chance that far-left Dem congressman Keith Ellison is on your holiday shopping list, we have the perfect gift suggestion: a good biography of George Wallace. On today’s This Week, Ellison claimed that Donald Trump was “the worst Republican nominee since George Wallace.” Just one small problem, of course. As Republican Rep. Tom Cole pointed out, Wallace was a Democrat who sought the Dem presidential nomination [multiple times] and even addressed the Democratic National Convention [in 1972.] Ruh-roh! View the video here.
  • For Hillary Clinton's bold choice for VP, how about Keith Ellison?

    07/18/2016 7:15:49 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 71 replies
    The Star Tribune ^ | June 2, 2016 | Zachariah Sippy
    With Bernie Sanders’ recent appointment of Keith Ellison to the Democratic platform committee, the congressman from Minnesota will start to get some of the attention he deserves. Some have considered the possibility of a Hillary Clinton-Xavier Becerra ticket, which would certainly be interesting. But as a former Sanders supporter, I am near certain that the California congressman will not fire up the young, liberal base that has pushed so hard for Sanders.
  • Muslim rep. decries Trump’s ‘villainous rampage against other Americans’

    06/13/2016 7:19:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Monday night called Donald Trump “a narcissistic fascist” for shifting the focus to himself in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress, decried the presumptive GOP presidential nominee for turning attention away from the 49 people killed and 53 injured at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday. Trump has come under fire for a self-congratulatory tweet he sent out after the terrorist attack, in which he said he “appreciate[s] the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism.” “It is clear that we have...
  • Dem Rep Ellison: ‘Muslims Who Support Trump Is Like Chickens for Colonel Sanders’ (Fatwa issued?)

    05/29/2016 10:22:48 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 24 May 2016 | PAM KEY
    Tuesday at an event at the National Press Club, the first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) took aim at Muslims who support presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, likening them to “chickens for Colonel Sanders” of Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food restaurant fame.
  • TSA official in Minneapolis says he was ordered to profile Somali-Americans

    04/27/2016 7:45:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/27/16 | Mila Koumpilova and Janet Moore
    Somali-American community leaders in the Twin Cities voiced dismay Wednesday after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) manager in Minneapolis alleged in congressional testimony that they were targets of racial profiling by his agency. Andrew Rhoades, an assistant federal security director for the TSA in Minneapolis, said he was pressured by his supervisor earlier this month to profile Somali imams and community members visiting his Twin Cities office. The allegation sparked a call by Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., for an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security, of which TSA is a part. In a letter to Jeh Johnson, secretary of...
  • Dem Rep Ellison: Cruz,Trump,And Rubio Trying To Keep Muslims Out Of US Fabric,We Can't Be(Shortened)

    03/24/2016 7:08:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Representative Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) , who is supporting Democratic presidential candidate Senator Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) , argued that Republican presidential candidates Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump, along with Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are trying to “do the opposite thing that Europeans are trying to figure out how they can do, which is to make sure that everybody can be part of this American fabric” and that “We cannot be like ISIS, and then be better than ISIS” on Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
  • Muslim Democrat: Cruz’s neighborhood patrols ‘scapegoat’ Islamic communities

    03/23/2016 8:49:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Video at link. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Wednesday blasted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for suggesting police escalate their surveillance of America’s Muslim communities. “It’s bad policing,” he told host Chris Hayes on MSNBC’s “All In." "It doesn’t help us get safer. It does undermine the rights of U.S. citizens and residents. “We’re not going to let go of our American value system just because Ted Cruz is scared and doesn’t actually want to do the hard work of actually making America safe and would rather just scapegoat a religious minority.” Ellison, who practices Islam, said his experiences living in...
  • Democrats Aim to Chill Speech with House Resolution Condemning 'Hateful Rhetoric' Toward Muslims

    12/31/2015 11:10:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 31, 2015 | Debra Heine
    Image courtesy Shutterstock. In the days and weeks since the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks, Democrats have spent a lot of time worrying about an anti-Muslim backlash, and have proposed a House resolution to "condemn violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States" to deal with the problem. There does seem to have been an uptick in hateful incidents in the past month, although, as PJ Media's Rick Moran reported, one of the incidents turned out to be a fake hate crime. Most of the incidents are still under investigation. Still, despite Democrat hand-wringing over...
  • Steve King: Even Muslims In Congress Won't Renounce Sharia Law

    12/10/2015 5:48:00 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    TPM ^ | December 9, 2015 | Lauren Fox
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who's previously made clear that he doesn't believe immigrants from the Middle East want to assimilate into American culture, wants Muslims who come to the U.S. to reject Sharia law. King made the comments when TPM asked him on Wednesday whether he supported Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S. King said he wasn't confident any immigrants from the Middle East would do so, citing what he said was the failure of the only two Muslim members of Congress to renounce Sharia. Sharia law is incompatible with the United States Constitution and so if they...
  • Dem Rep Ellison: ISIS Neither Islamic Nor A State

    11/18/2015 1:37:16 PM PST · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 18, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said he prefers to use the Arabic acronym Daesh when referring to to ISIS because he said it “stands for Islamic state. They are neither Islamic nor are they a state.”
  • Keith Ellison hands Bernie Sanders his second congressional endorsement

    10/12/2015 3:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 12, 2015 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Sen. Bernie Sanders will get a pre-debate boost from Rep. Keith Ellison, the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, who will become the second member of Congress to endorse Sanders’ insurgent presidential campaign Monday, he told MSNBC. “I’m endorsing Bernie because he is talking about the issues that are important to American families,” Ellison told MSNBC in an email via his spokesperson. “His candidacy is important for many reasons, but I believe the most important part of his candidacy is that it has the ability to create a renaissance in voter participation, which was at its lowest in decades this...
  • Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison carries clock in solidarity with Ahmed Mohamed

    09/18/2015 4:43:58 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 18, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Keith Ellison, First Muslim Congressman, Carries Clock In Solidarity With Ahmed,” by Michael McLaughlin, Huffington Post, September 16, 2015: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim member of Congress, began carrying a clock around Capitol Hill on Wednesday to show support for the ninth-grader whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb earlier this week.
  • Ellison says Trump can win GOP nod, points to Minn. electing Ventura governor

    07/26/2015 7:48:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/26/15 | Paul Walsh
    Don’t underestimate the likelihood of billionaire and reality TV personality Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination for president, a Minnesota member of Congress cautioned the nation Sunday, pointing to his own state putting a onetime feather boa-flaunting pro wrestler in charge. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., during an appearance on ABC-TV’s “This Week,” said voters “better be ready for the fact that [Trump] might be leading the Republican ticket.” Challenged by host George Stephanopoulos that “I know you don’t believe” Trump can actually be the challenger to the Democratic nominee in November 2016, Ellison reminded viewers that Minnesota voted in Jesse...
  • Did Black People Own Slaves? (42% of Freed Slaves did)

    05/14/2015 12:24:55 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 50 replies
    the root ^ | March 4 2013 | Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    William Ellison's fascinating story is told by Michael Johnson and James L. Roark in their book, Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South. At his death on the eve of the Civil War, Ellison was wealthier than nine out of 10 white people in South Carolina. He was born in 1790 as a slave on a plantation in the Fairfield District of the state, far up country from Charleston. In 1816, at the age of 26, he bought his own freedom, and soon bought his wife and their child. In 1822, he opened his own cotton...
  • The Texas Terror Connection To Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison’s Minneapolis District

    05/05/2015 9:08:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 5 May 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    An Islamist radical recruited to Somalia from Minneapolis inspired the would-be “Texas Terror” killers, who were gunned down in Garland, Texas Sunday night by a sharp-shooting law enforcement officer before they could carry out their mass-murder plot at an art exhibit sponsored by First Amendment heroine Pamela Geller. It’s just the latest example of how and why Minneapolis—and specifically the congressional district of Muslim Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) —has become ground zero for the threat to the United States from Islamist terror groups such as ISIS and Al-Shabaab. ... The terrorist threat emanates from the Minneapolis neighborhood known as...
  • US Attorney: Minnesota Has Terror Recruiting Problem

    04/20/2015 6:39:02 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    KSTP ^ | 4-20-15 | Dave Aeikens
    "They never stopped plotting another way to get to Syria. These men are focused men who were intent on joining a terrorist organization by any means possible," Luger said. Luger said the six men are not part of an organized recruiting group but were friends who worked to recruit and help each other get to Syria to support ISIL. There is not one master ISIL recruiting organizer in Minnesota, Luger said; that makes it more difficult to stop. "I will work and help anyone who in good faith wants to break the cycle of terror recruiting in Minnesota," Luger said....
  • Congressman Ellison and Jefferson’s Koran

    04/20/2015 7:15:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 20, 2015 | Dr. Stephen M. Kirby
    Congressman Ellison and JeffersonÂ’s KoranPosted By Dr. Stephen M. Kirby On April 20, 2015 @ 12:02 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments On January 4, 2007, newly elected Congressman Keith Ellison made history. He became not only the first Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress, but he also took the ceremonial oath of office holding his hand on the Koran that had been owned by Thomas Jefferson. Dozens of television cameras, including one from the Arab network Al-Arabiya, were on hand to record this historical event.Ellison had explained the importance of this ceremony in an interview...
  • Shattuck: Separate Obama flights is just plane wasteful

    03/15/2015 7:38:49 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 26 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/15/15 | Tom Shattuck
    Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane ... No, it’s two planes! Two taxpayer-funded planes, that is. And on those two planes last Thursday were two occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, jetting across country to the same destination — L.A. Separate planes. Your money. Ready for the pain? You’re going to need a No. 2 pencil and scrap paper for this. Estimates are that Air Force One costs about $206,000 per hour to operate. You could go on Priceline right now and book a round-trip itinerary from Boston to LAX for between $500 and...
  • FBI, IRS investigating shuttered Minneapolis nonprofit

    03/07/2015 7:46:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-6-15 | ap
    The FBI and the IRS are investigating a social services group that was shut down last fall after a state audit found its CEO spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on trips and other perks. Minnesota Public Radio News reported Friday that the federal investigation into Community Action of Minneapolis was revealed in documents filed in Ramsey County District Court. The documents were filed by court-appointed receiver Michael Knight, who is going through Community Action's books. "There are ongoing investigations by the FBI, the IRS and the DOC (Minnesota Department of Commerce) that are draining time and...
  • FBI, IRS investigating Community Action of Minneapolis

    03/07/2015 5:59:23 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 7 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 7, 2015 | Alejandea Matos
    The FBI and the Internal Revenue Service are investigating Community Action of Minneapolis, a defunct nonprofit organization whose leaders allegedly misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money.The investigations were disclosed for the first time Thursday in a new court filing by the organization’s court-appointed receiver, Michael Knight. He was hired by the state to assess the full scope of the organization’s finances after a state audit revealed the agency’s board and its chief executive, Bill Davis, used taxpayer money for a celebrity cruise, tropical vacations, a personal car loan and other questionable expenses.The new documents, first obtained by...
  • Senators Petition Boehner to Postpone Netanyahu Speech

    02/09/2015 5:35:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 62 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/2/15 | Elad Benari
    A group of Democrats in the House of Representatives are circulating a petition asking Republican Speaker John Boehner to postpone the March 3 speech by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to a joint meeting of Congress, Bloomberg reported on Monday. “As members of Congress who support Israel, we share concern that it appears that you are using a foreign leader as a political tool against the president,” states the letter, which is being circulated among lawmakers by Representatives Keith Ellison, Steve Cohen and Maxine Waters. The three started sending the petition to fellow lawmakers last week, said Mike Casca, a spokesman...
  • Terrific! Minnesota Is Monitoring 48 for Ebola – Already 12 Go Missing

    11/06/2014 1:45:44 PM PST · by combat_boots · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/6/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Minnesota is monitoring 48 travelers who have returned from Ebola infected West Africa. Already 12 of the individuals, or 1 in 4, have gone missing. Ebola Virus (Wikimedia) This was buried in the sixth paragraph of the newspaper report. The Star Tribune reported: Forty-eight travelers who have returned to Minnesota from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa are being monitored by state health officials for 21 days to make sure they don’t have any signs of the deadly virus, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Wednesday. All the travelers are considered low risk, according to the Health Department, meaning they might...
  • Audit scolds Community Action of Minneapolis for misspending hundreds of thousands of dollars

    09/22/2014 5:04:24 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 9-20-14 | ALEJANDRA MATOS
    Leaders of a Minneapolis nonprofit that serves low-income residents used taxpayer money to pay for a celebrity cruise and trips to Palm Beach and the Bahamas, according to a recently completed state audit. Along with the trips, the audit by the state Department of Human Services found that the nonprofit’s leaders spent public money on bonuses, golf, spa treatments, furniture, alcohol and even a personal car loan. The audit concluded that the organization’s longtime chief executive, Bill Davis, misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars from 2011 to 2013. “It was deeply concerning how the dollars are being used,” Chuck Johnson,...
  • Larry Ellison to Step Aside as Oracle CEO

    09/18/2014 2:35:48 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 18, 2014 | Shira Ovide
    Larry Ellison, a college dropout who built Oracle Corp. ORCL +1.00% into one of America's largest companies, is stepping down as chief executive, in one of the momentous corporate handovers in the history of Silicon Valley. Mr. Ellison, aged 70, has been the only CEO in the history of Oracle, which he founded in 1977 and turned into a dominant seller of database software with a market value of $182 billion. Oracle shares fell 2% in after-hours trading following the CEO news and the company's disappointing quarterly results. Mark Hurd, 57, and Safra Catz, 52, two of Mr. Ellison's deputies,...
  • Ellison tells White House to work with local communities to curb radicalization

    09/14/2014 7:58:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 9/14/14 | ALLISON SHERRY
    Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, who represents a sizable Muslim community in his Minneapolis district, has a message for Obama administration officials: Work with the locals during this time of unrest in the Middle East. “The most important thing to understand about the Islamic community in Minnesota is it sees itself as part of Minnesota,” said Ellison, who was the first Muslim to be elected to Congress. “We need to work with the local community and build trust with the local community … so it’s important to monitor web traffic and also to engage with the local community in countering violent...
  • At least THREE young Minnesota women have traveled to Syria to aid ISIS jihadis

    09/11/2014 5:57:20 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 35 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 9/11/14 | Martin Gould In St. Paul, Minnesota For Mailonline
    At least three young Minnesota women are now believed to have traveled to Syria to give aid to the ISIS terror group responsible for the brutal beheadings of American journalists, MailOnline has learned. The trio left some three weeks ago, Omar Jamal, a leader of the Somali community in the state capital, St. Paul, tells MailOnline. They said they intended to become nurses tending to fighters injured in ISIS' violent surge in Syria and Iraq. The news comes as 19-year-old suburban Denver woman Shannon Conley who federal authorities say intended to wage jihad has pleaded guilty to trying to help...
  • Video: Keith Ellison explains his vote against Iron Dome

    08/03/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/3/14 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that on Friday, in what would have been a Christmas Miracle were it not several months early, Congress actually got something done. It was the passage of a bill approving $225M in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defensive missile system. It was quite the bipartisan effort in retrospect, garnering an overwhelming 395 votes in the House with only eight in opposition. One of those eight was Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, and as The Corner reports, he went out on the weekend gab circuit to explain why he didn’t support the measure. “Because a cease-fire is what we...
  • 173 unaccompanied immigrant children placed in Minnesota; 50 in Wisconsin

    07/26/2014 6:47:57 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-24-14 | Administration Propaganda
    The federal government says 173 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed in Minnesota since the start of the year. The Office of Refugee Resettlement on Thursday issued a state-by-state breakdown of unaccompanied child placement. The figures show more than 30,000 children have been released to sponsors this year through July 7. The specific locations of the placements were not specified. Fifty have been placed in Wisconsin. Texas, New York, Florida and California are receiving the most unaccompanied children caught at the U.S. border, according to the information. Federal and state governments are scrambling to find shelter for the children fleeing...
  • Ellison urges Minnesota to aid immigrant children

    07/22/2014 12:17:59 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    SFgate ^ | 7-22-14 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Democratic congressman is leading efforts to bring to the state more unaccompanied children who've fled Central America for the U.S. However, immigration advocates and nonprofit groups that serve refugees are concerned Minnesota might not be able to handle a crush of children who need care and have complex legal issues. Rep. Keith Ellison says Minnesota is as well-equipped as any other state to handle the children. The Democratic congressman has been a leader in the national push for immigration reform. "We have capacity to help here and we should," Ellison said Monday at...
  • Ellison: Profiling of American Muslims is ‘troubling’

    07/10/2014 9:10:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    startribune.com ^ | July 10, 2014
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to serve in Congress, said a report that the National Security Agency and FBI were tracking the email of five prominent American Muslims is “troubling because it suggests that Americans were targeted because of their faith and civic engagement.” Documents leaked by former government contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the Muslim attorneys and activists were targeted for surveillance from 2002 to 2008 under a program meant to uncover terrorists and foreign agents, according to an analysis from online news organization The Intercept. Among the documents released were training materials that used the...
  • The Triumph of Nice (Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government)

    05/01/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 1, 2014 | William Kilpatrick
    In the summer of 2012, Michele Bachmann and four other House members sent a letter to the Inspector-Generals of key government agencies asking them to open an investigation into possible Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government.The letter to the Department of State specifically raised concerns over Huma Abedin, then-Deputy Chief of Staff and top personal aide to the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The letter stated that Abedin “has three family members—her late father, her mother, and her brother—connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations,” and noted that the Department of State had “taken actions recently that have...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:06:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 103 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former President Jimmy Carter; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Mitt Romney; Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Tom Cole, R-Okla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Tony Blinken, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser; Reps. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
  • Obama Plays Water Guzzling Desert Golf Courses Amid California Drought

    02/17/2014 6:13:44 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    TIME ^ | Feb. 17, 2014 | Zeke J Miller
    After preaching shared sacrifice to assuage the California water shortage, Obama has played some of the country's thirstiest golf courses. Barack Obama traveled to California Friday to highlight the state’s drought emergency at two events near Fresno, calling for shared sacrifice to help manage the state’s worst water-shortage in decades. He then spent the rest of the weekend enjoying the hospitality of some of the state’s top water hogs: desert golf courses. Vacationing with DVDs of his favorite television shows and multiple golf outings with his buddies, the duffer-in-chief played at two of the most exclusive courses in the Palm...
  • Obama tees off on Oracle founder’s private course

    02/16/2014 10:03:01 AM PST · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 15, 2014 | AP
    President Barack Obama is teeing off on a private California golf course owned by supporter Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder of the Oracle software company. Ellison ranks third on Forbes’ annual list of the 400 richest Americans, with an estimated $41 billion fortune.
  • Dem Rep. Ellison: Islamist Terrorism/US Income Inequality—Same Struggle!

    01/17/2014 6:17:04 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Whatever the question, politicians have a way of working their issue of the day into the answer. Dem Rep. Keith Ellison took that tendency to new heights today. Asked on Morning Joe to explain the disproportionate amount of terrorism against the United States that emanates from the Islamic world, Ellison, the first Muslim Member of Congress, asserted that it is the struggle for democracy, not the Islamic faith, that motivates the terrorism. In a giant leap, Ellison then compared people in Islamic countries "who don't want to yield power to the vast majority" . . . to the struggle in...
  • Rep. Ellison Tempers Take On NYC’s Weiner

    07/24/2013 3:59:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 7/24/13 | AP
    Amid new sexting revelations involving New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison offered a measured assessment Wednesday of the former congressional colleague he had previously endorsed. Ellison said New Yorkers must decide Weiner’s political fate. That’s less of a ringing endorsement than in April when Ellison told a television interviewer that he would love to see Weiner as mayor of the nation’s largest city. Ellison said at the time he believed Weiner had dealt with sordid personal issues.
  • Democrats Tap Radical Islamists for Cash

    11/02/2012 10:11:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Steven Emerson and John Rossomando
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Democratic Party fundraiser with leaders of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front groups in May of this year. The invitation-only fundraiser was sponsored by Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and took place on the evening of May 16, 2012, at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. In attendance were about 20 members of a Syrian dissident group and 10 officials representing Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front groups. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)...
  • Ellison To FBI: Nothing To See In Muslim Community

    04/29/2013 5:46:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 29, 2013 | Editorial
    Boston bombings: By arguing that there's no need to investigate the Muslim community, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison is going out on a very shaky limb. Almost nobody believes that anymore. Not even multicultural lefties. Not after homegrown Muslim terrorists attacked hypertolerant Boston, a city that's indulged the Muslim community, even after several Muslims hijacked and crashed two jets departing Logan Airport in 2001. The Muslim marathon bombers appear to have gotten help from family and friends in the local Muslim community. The largest mosque in New England has fallen under suspicion. The Boston FBI field office is finally asking tough...
  • Reps. Ellison And King Clash Over Whether Police Should Step Up Surveillance Of Muslim Community

    04/29/2013 9:29:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/29/13 | Andrew Kirell
    Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday morning, Reps. Peter King (R-NY) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) clashed over the former’s calls for police departments to step up their activities in surveilling local Muslim communities, given the alleged Islamic beliefs behind the Boston bombings earlier this month. Rep. King, an outspoken advocate for the domestic “profiling” of Muslims in the ongoing War on Terror, told moderator David Gregory that despite “most Muslims being outstanding people,” it is “critical” for police units to ramp up surveillance of Muslim communities
  • Video: Keith Ellison says Boston bombers ‘probably’ motivated by politics, not Islam

    04/23/2013 7:54:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | 4/23/13 | Shoebat Foundation
    During an appearance on MSNBC, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress attempted to pin the motivations of the Boston marathon bombers on politics, not religion. In so doing, Ellison quite knowingly (because he is a devout Muslim) put forth a faulty premise that Islam is separate from politics. They are inseparable and Ellison knows this. It’s Islam 101. Abul Ala Maududi, the founder of Jamaat-e-Islami, an Islamic fundamentalist political party, wrote about this very thing in an article entitled, Essential Features of the Islamic Political System.
  • Keith Ellison Headlines Group Run by Terror Lawyer

    04/08/2013 8:59:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Front Page ^ | 4/8/13
    Last year’s annual event for Emerge-USA was a disaster, losing keynote speaker Debbie Wasserman Schultz last minute over criticism leveled against her for helping to raise money for an organization whose leadership actively supports terror-related groups and individuals targeting the U.S. and Israel. Now, Emerge is taking no chances and will be holding a banquet featuring a Congressman (and fellow traveler) who is not as shy about his Islamist support, Keith Ellison. On Saturday, April 20, Emerge will be sponsoring a “benefit dinner” with United States Representative Keith Ellison as the featured speaker. A colorful flyer advertising the event –...
  • Epic eruption: Dem explodes on Hannity

    02/27/2013 5:20:23 AM PST · by wesagain · 68 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    "'You are the worst excuse for a journalist I've ever seen'"In an epic interview for the ages, a Democratic congressman unloaded on Fox News anchor Sean Hannity Tuesday night with a non-stop verbal assault on the popular host. Hannity opened up a segment on President Obama’s tactics regarding budget issues by saying, “Our alarmist in chief, President Panic himself, he did not feel the need to be at the White House today, nor did he think it was important enough to visit Capitol Hill and try to hammer out a bipartisan solution to the mess that he himself has put...
  • Midwest Law Enforcement Leaders Share Ideas About Stopping Gun Violence

    01/10/2013 10:57:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    pressherald.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Mark Saxenmeyer
    Law enforcement and local politicians from around our region sat down Thursday to talk about the sensitive issue of gun violence, or more importantly, how to stop it. The Summit to Combat Gun Violence was actually planned a year ago, but it couldn't have been more timely in light of the mass school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak called the gathering a "midwest discussion" that brings "midwest values" to a national debate. Held at the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, those assembled were a who's who of Minnesota leadership. Also in attendance: their counterparts from Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri...
  • In wake of shooting, Ellison calls for greater gun control laws

    12/14/2012 10:09:24 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 64 replies
    minnesota.publicradio.org ^ | December 14, 2012 | Tom Scheck
    DFL Rep. Keith Ellison appeared on TPT's Almanac tonight to discuss the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut. During the interview, Ellison argued for greater gun control measures. "The NRA (National Rifle Association) is strong and many of them (members of Congress) take the position that any gun position is going to lead to the position of taking away of all guns," Ellison said. "This is not rational. We need sane, sensible gun regulation and we need it now." Ellison says his top initiatives would be to address high capacity clips that hold multiple rounds of bullets and greater...
  • Benghazi Investigator Slams America and ‘Islamophobes’

    11/02/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 19 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 02NOV12 | Matthew Vadum
    America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities. So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling...
  • Words fly in heated 5th District debate between Ellison, Fields

    10/19/2012 4:59:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-18-12 | ap
    <p>At one point, Ellison called Fields "a low-life scumbag" and a "gutter dweller."</p> <p>The debate Thursday on KFAI Radio meandered from a conversation about equal pay for women to a restraining order Fields' ex-wife filed against him in 2006.</p> <p>Fields accused Ellison and the Minnesota DFL of using campaign contributions to dig up and make public that order, which Fields says he never received.</p>
  • Ellison: ‘There’s Nothing Wrong With Being a Muslim

    09/07/2012 1:19:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 9/7/12 | Melanie Hunter
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress and the first African-American elected to the House from Minnesota, said Thursday that when some accuse President Barack Obama of being a Muslim, it’s “as if it’s something to be ashamed of or wrong,” but there’s really “nothing wrong with being a Muslim.” “A not-so-uncommon form of attacking the president has been to question not only where he was born, but his faith, and often that’s by saying he’s a Muslim. Can you talk to me about that, and as a Muslim-American, how does that make you feel?”
  • Help Chris Fields, a US Marine Retired, Defeat Keith Ellison [Muslim]

    09/04/2012 5:44:20 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 14 replies
    Real Verse ^ | July 27, 2012 | Staff
    Chris Fields, a US Marine Corps Major (retired) is running against incumbent Congressman Keith Ellison in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District. He writes: My opponent, Keith Ellison, is militantly anti-America. We cannot allow him to continue serving in Congress. That’s why, after retiring from the Marine Corps less than one year ago, I’m running for Congress. I’m not your typical Republican candidate. I grew up in the South Bronx with two younger siblings and a single mom. Although my mom worked long hours to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table, we relied on well-meaning but poorly...
  • Rep. Ellison Calls For ‘Reasonable Gun Controls’ Following Colo. Shooting

    07/24/2012 10:25:51 PM PDT · by voteNRA · 101 replies
    WCCO (CBS Minnesota) ^ | July 24, 2012 | Pat Kessler
    A Minnesota congressman is calling for important changes to federal firearm laws in the wake of the movie theater massacre in Colorado. Democrat Keith Ellison says the U.S. should not just restrict assault weapons but it should also set limits on some gun clips, ammunition and body armor. “Reasonable gun controls,” Ellison said. “It’s time.” Ellison said Tuesday that you don’t need a bulletproof vest and an assault rifle to go hunting. He’s supporting laws to restrict some of the items the Colorado shooter used in his deadly rampage. .....
  • Rep. Keith Ellison on "AC360" Muslim infiltration claims 'not true'

    07/18/2012 10:10:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/18/12 | Anderson Cooper
    Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison refutes the claims made by Rep. Michele Bachmann and four of her Republican colleagues in letters sent to government agencies calling for an investigation into potential Muslim extremists. Rep. Ellison tells Anderson Cooper that Bachmann's claims of 'deep penetration' of Muslim extremist infiltration into the highest levels of the U.S. government are "not true, it doesn't exist, its a phantom" and that "it just is the worst of guilt by association, it is a stark front to American values" and "we've got to stand up for this idea that we all count in this America"