Of course it does. For now. Because like John Esposito at Georgetown and so many others, he has become a well paid whore on the Arab ticket. After all, Arabs paid for his hajj, (and who knows what) Â sent him to Mecca to Â get him properly fired up for his Islamic da’awa.
Keith Ellison is the first US congressman who was sworn in on the Koran. An insult to anyones intelligence. But don’t you fret: it was Thomas Jefferson’s Koran…..
Bill Maher to Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Muslim Brotherhood):
Qur’an is “hate-filled holy book”
Too bad that Maher doesn’t know his stuff. He could have taken Ellison to the cleaners:
History: Jefferson’s Koran and America’s Muslim Congressman
What the founder really thought about Islam.
By Christopher Hitchens
Continued from Bill Maher to Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Muslim Brotherhood): Qur’an is “hate-filled holy book”
Ellison trots out Qur’an 5:32, about how killing one innocent person is like killing the whole world. He doesn’t mention that it was addressed as a warning to the “Children of Israel,” or that many Muslims do not consider any non-Muslim to be innocent. Nor does he mention 5:33, which mandates crucifixion or amputation of the hands and feet on opposite sides for those who make war against Allah and his messenger, or spread discord in the land.
Ellison also mentions Qur’an 2:256, “There is no compulsion in religion,” without, of course, mentioning Qur’an 9:29, which stipulated that the People of the Book (primarily Jews and Christians) must be fought against until they “pay the jizya [poll-tax] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” That is, they’re not compelled to become Muslims, but they’re denied equality of rights in the Islamic state.
Maher calls Ellison on the tired “out of context” excuse, but he isn’t ready with any illustrative passages from the Qur’an that would have proved his point, and he lets Ellison get away with the boldfaced lie that Islamic terrorists explain their motivation in political, not religious terms. See here and here for two recent proofs of the contrary, and there are many, many more where those came from. (Link here)