Congressman Ellison equates Bush to Hitler and 9/11 to Reichstag Fire
by Jerry Gordon
Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Afro American Muslim from Minnesota to serve in Congress, was back in Edina, Minnesota this week. On July 8th he was spoke to a group of Atheists for Human Rights– group that opposes all ‘authoritarian ‘religiions.
He loves to say that “after 9/11 Muslims and atheists were at the bottom of most polls”.
His comment captured in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article about this event was:
“You will always find this Muslim standing up for your right to be atheists all you want.”
He was playing to a crowd of enthusiastic left wing Democratic Farmer Labor party members with anti-war cant calling the Iraq war “occupation” . He also suggested impeaching Vice President Cheney for engineering the Scooter Libby commutation, however he went a little too far when it came to Pres. Bush.
In an over the top remark he accused Bush of being the equivalent of Hitler, who many believe may have lit the torch figuratively and literally that caused the Reichstag Fire of February 27, 1933 , equating it to 9/11.
He may have taken a cue from an audience member who wore a black tee shirt with “Investigate 9/11”.
“It’s almost like the Reichstag fire in Nazi German, kind of reminds me of that. After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it and put the leader of that country (Hitler) in a position where he could basically have the authority to do whatever he wanted. The fact is that I’m not saying [Sept. 11] was a U.S. plan, or anything like that because, you know, that’s how they put you in the nut-box-dismiss you.”
He also accused Bush of using so-called Faith Based Initiatives as a Department of Outreach to “the far right wing of the Christian evangelicals.” “That’s really all it is,” Ellison said in his Edina library remarks.
Alan Fine of the blog, Minnesota Democrats Exposed and GOP candidate who ran against Ellison and lost in the heavily Democratic University of Minnesota Congressional District, had this comment about Ellison that rings true.
“Keith Ellison is among the most extreme among Democrats…His rhetoric can be heard in the halls of states and organizations (like CAIR) that support the terrorists, who would like to rewrite history and would like to destroy our nation.”
Fine’s dad, by the way flew 22 Missions as a USAAF pilot against Herr Hitler’s regime during WWII.
The Atheists for Human Rights, a 350 member group, were ecstatic. Afterwards they got a call from an O’Reilly Factor producer asking for a DVD of Ellison’s remarks and a possible stint on the Fox Cable News program.
The group’s spokesperson, Marie Castle told Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Mike Kaszuba who covered the event, “We’re trying to upgrade the image of atheists. They don’t think we have a moral compass.” I concur with Ms. Castle last observation. This group of atheists has no moral compass by giving a soapbox to Rep. Ellison to prattle his provocative and ‘incendiary’ views.
Apparently, the sponsoring atheist group received objections from fellow atheists about permitting a Muslim to speak. At least those few who objected had a ‘moral compass’.
So what can we expect out of this? A five minute food fight with Ellison on the Fox Cable O’Reilly Factor program giving him an audience of millions and the undying thanks for Ms. Castle and her fellow Minnesotans at Atheists for Human Rights. Little do they know that Ellison lied to them. They have no rights under Muslim Sharia law. They are just Dhimmis.