Minnesota Rep Ellison makes Hajj pilgrimage with group that wants Islamic law in US

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Keith Ellison Democrat Muslim Rep from Minnesota (AP Photo)

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.

What will Ellison do next to show America’s “religious diversity” ?  Perhaps Ashura Holiday Festivities or mutilating little girls is next on his agenda?

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?


6 Responses

  1. It seems that Steve Emerson and company have thoroughly read the Joseph Goebbels propaganda play book: If they tell the same lie repeatedly, they believe that it will be accepted as the truth.

    But in this case, it’s simply the same old lie: The Muslim American Society (MAS) is neither a “Jihadist” organization, nor one with any affiliation with, or control by, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt nor any other non-American Muslim organization or formation.

    Mr. Emerson, clearly, would like to tar Rep. Ellison with the brish of “radical Islam”, despite the fact that his visit to Mecca as a guest of the Minnesota MAS affiliated was thoroughly vetted, and approved, by the House of Representatives. Keith Ellison is, indeed, a Muslim, and his Hajj was in keeping with his religious obligations. But Mr. Ellison is neither radical nor anti-American. His legislative record is very clear. Playing the guilt-by-association card will not change that reality.

    Sadly, the real “extremists” in this matter are the anti-Islamic elements in America, like Steven Emerson, who will stop at nothing in their persistent attacks on lawful-and legitimate-American Muslim organizations.

    He is to legitimate journalism what Bernard Madoff is to ethical investment management. Shame on him.

  2. Ibrahim Ramey,
    I am afraid that several sources would disagree with your assessment of the Muslim American Society.

    To name two, the ADL and Wikipedia both refer to the MAS forming out of the Muslim Brotherhood. I suppose you can accuse them and others of propaganda also, but after a while, that rhetoric is no longer credible.

    In fact, the MAS website itself has a recent ad campaign to “Stop the Massacre” in support of Hamas at http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=5275.

    Of course, I don’t see an ad on the MAS website for the campaign to “Stop the Thousands of Rockets Streaming into Israel courtesy of Hamas”. That certainly is a strange kind of “balance”.

    The clear anti-Semitism from MAS certainly call into question Ellison’s assocation with such a group whether through funds to Hajj or otherwise.

    Further, if Ellison wants to make the Hajj, he can do it on his own dime. At the least, accepting those funds smacks of the arrogant view that, as a Rep, he can get someone to pay his way. At most, it is unethical and, worse for a liberal, crosses that mythical line of “separationg of church and state” that they so love to profess.

    If Ellison is so intent on helping everyone recognize America’s religious “tolerance”, as the rhetoric goes, why on earth is he taking funds from and traveling with members of an organization that is anti-Semitic?

    The ADL has the following further information about MAS at http://www.adl.org/israel/anti_israel/mas.asp:

    “In response to Israel’s military action in Gaza to staunch the barrage of Hamas rockets hurled at Israeli towns and cities, MAS helped organized a “National Day of Action” on December 30, 2008, in more than 30 locations around the country. Many of the demonstrations, which were held in front of Israeli embassies and consulates, U.S. Federal buildings and elsewhere, were marked by offensive Holocaust imagery likening Jews and Israelis to Nazis, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic rhetoric, as well as expressions in support of terror.”

    Also, the following on MAS:
    “MAS publishes The American Muslims, a magazine that has featured anti-Semitic articles. For example, the cover story in the January 2004 issue featured an article arguing that “the bible is a distorted document” and that “Zionism began with the Old Testament…Unknown authors willingly distorted the word of God to suit their own self-interest…The Middle East conflict today still harkens back to Jews’ erroneous claim that God…gave the ‘Promised Land’ exclusively to Jews…,” the article stated.

    The May 2003 issue featured a fictional story depicting Israeli soldiers killing Palestinian civilians, describing the soldiers laughing, their hands covered with blood, as they eat their victims’ bread – evoking the anti-Semitic canard of a blood-libel.”

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