His emotional testimony, choking back tears as he discussed a Muslim-American first-responder killed on 9/11, garnered national headlines last month for U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison.
But two days after a House committee hearing on Muslim radicalization, the Minnesota Democrat had a far more hostile tone. In a speech in Rochester Hills, Mich., Ellison made a series of personal attacks against three other witnesses who were on the opposite side of the issue:
He seemed to blame Melvin Bledsoe for the actions of his son Carlos, who stands accused of shooting and killing an Army private after converting to Islam and becoming radicalized.
A Somali-American who complained about interference from organized Islamist groups while trying to learn about a score of missing young men who turned up with a terrorist group in Somalia was there simply to “diss” the Muslim community in Minneapolis.
Zuhdi Jasser, a Phoenix physician who challenges the Islamist narrative, simply is out to make a buck, Ellison said.
That’s surprising, given that groups Ellison works closely with, including the Muslim American Society (MAS) was founded by Muslim Brotherhood members in the United States. MAS even paid for Ellison to travel to Mecca for the hajj in 2008.
~ Click image for Keith Ellison’s Muslim Brotherhood Support
In a statement to the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Jasser, a devout Muslim, said he was shocked by the carelessness of Ellison’s statements. Ellison engaged in “fabrication and character assassination rather than” debate the issues put forward, Jasser wrote.
— Ellison responded to Jasser’s call for reform with an angry personal attack in which he virtually called him an Islamic “Uncle Tom.”
You JUST have to read the IPT Report in it’s entirety & you will know the idiots in Minnesota electing ‘It’ to the 5th Congressional Dist. proves they were collectively on liberal smack crack! ~JP