Via The Blaze
Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison, who has repeatedly called for a civil political discourse, retweeted — then deleted — a message Wednesday calling Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney a “heartless douchebag.”
Take this for what it is worth. Another bitter, angry Leftist lashing out at anyone who dares hold a different view. But, there is something VERY hypocritical here. Ellison calls Romney “heartless” yet, Ellison openly embraces many Leftist ideals that have caused untold misery throughout the last 100 plus years. Also consider Ellison’s ties to CAIR, and Hamas. And his other radical stands HMMMM. Talk about heartless, how about Ellison being gaga over the Nation of Islam?
In 1992, Ellison defended Sharif Willis—a previously convicted murderer—charged with helping a group of gangsters calling themselves the “Vice Lords” to kill a local cop named Jerry Haaf. What was Ellison’s argument for Wilis’s innocence? Ellison organized public protests against the Minneapolis police, claiming that the police department was waging “a campaign of slander,” in order to scare white people into having the city hire more police officers.
One year later, Ellison protested outside Willis’ trial, screaming, “we don’t get no justice, you don’t get no peace.”
Ellison may have gotten away with his butchering of the English language’s grammatical rules, but his client Willis did not get away with murder. He was sent to federal prison for 20 years, on several counts of gun- and drug-related charges.
Other cop-killers that Ellison has promoted and defended over the years includeMumia Abu Jamal and Assata Shakur.
Having failed to free Sharif Willis from the clutches of the white man’s “campaign of slander,” Ellison became involved with the Nation of Islam, promoting Louis Farrakhan’s “Million Man March” and appearing on stage for the “thundering, racist diatribe” stylings of Khalid Abdul Muhammad.
Ellison campaigned on behalf of Malcom X’s daughter, arguing publicly that Qubilah Shabazz was innocent of murder, and that the FBI was trying to kill Farrakhan.
Two years later, Ellison added the surname “Muhammed” to his repertoire, serving as a local Nation of Islam spokesman. During a brief controversy regarding Minnesota Initiative Against Racism official Joanne Jackson’s comment that “Jews are among the most racist white people [she] knew,” Ellison declared that “we stand by the truth contained in the remarks attributed to [Ms. Jackson], and by her right to express her views without sanction.”
Over the years, Ellison has held or appeared at fundraisers and speaking engagements for multiple organizations associated with Islamic extremists, including the Council for American-Islamic Relations, the Muslim American Society, theIslamic Circle of America, the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and so on.
Just as a sampler, it should be noted that the founders of CAIR, Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad, were former officers in the Islamic Association of Palestine, a group linked directly to terrorist group Hamas. Awad is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee; in 1998, Ahmad told a group of California Muslims that:
“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”
The Islamic Society of North America has been described as the “one of the chief conduits through which the radical Saudi form of Islam passes into the United States,” “[giving] Islamic militants a platform to incite violence and promote hatred.”
Now, I have some issues with Mitt Romney, but, I would bet my last dollar that you would never find a laundry list of associations with trash like the one Ellison has accumulated!.