Another Democrat in controversy…this time we have a Democrat palling around with and making Hajj pilgrimage with Muslims who wish to force Islamic law in the United States AND who support Hamas. In fact, this group funded Ellison’s trip. From FoxNews.com:
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison’s groundbreaking pilgrimage to Mecca last month was paid for by an American Muslim organization that has ties to Islamic radicals and is “the Muslim equivalent of the neo-Nazi party,” his critics say.
Ellison, a Democrat, became the first U.S. congressman ever to make the hajj pilgrimage when he visited Islam’s holy city in December. The trip was funded by the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, a non-profit interfaith group that is one of 55 branches of the MAS nationwide
Who is MAS and what have they done already in the US?
MAS has stirred up controversy in Minnesota for its activities in the state, including a fatwa, or religious edict, it issued barring Muslim taxi drivers from carrying passengers with alcohol. MAS said in its 2006 decree that Islamic jurisprudence prohibited carrying those passengers “because it involves cooperating in sin according to Islam.”
The MAS magazine, “The American Muslim,” has printed articles defending “martyrdom operations” to wrest control of Gaza and the West Bank from Israel.
The Minnesota chapter at one time featured writings from Islamic clerics praising Hamas and urging Muslims to “wage Jihad until death.” The postings, which were active as late as June 2007 — one month after Ellison first addressed the group’s convention — have since been removed.
Though the MAS Web site has been washed of the religious texts that critics found offensive, Emerson says the group’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood remain intact.
“Their founding ideologues are all members of the Muslim Brotherhood,” Emerson said. “I don’t think you can get more radical in the United States without crossing the line to incitement.”
Ellison’s office did apparently confirm that MAS paid for his trip which is against rules and ethics in the House.
If you remember, Ellison also showed his respect for Islam when he was sworn into the House of Reps with his hand on the Koran back in January, 2007. That, in and of itself, is an outrage in this country which was founded and based on Judeo-Christian principles and by men who respected those principles.
Never stop looking for the enemy within….he/she could be the most dangerous we face….Oh, and did I mention Ellison is a big friend and supporter of President-Elect Barack Obama?
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