Not only Keith Ellison. The whole mob of infil-traitors in the white house:
Why Michele Bachmann Is Right About Keith Ellison
Editors’ note: While RepresentativeÂ Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been vindicatedÂ for suggesting that Muslim Brotherhood elements have infiltrated the U.S. government, the left-wing activist group, People For the American Way (PFAW),Â has launched a petition driveÂ against Rep. Bachmann in an effort to remove her from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Frontpage editors felt this was an opportune time to put a spotlight on other attackers of the Congresswoman and their troubling associations, and so we deemed it important to rerun Robert Spencer’s article, “Why Michele Bachmann Is Right About Keith Ellison,” from our July 23, 2012 issue, below:
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN)Â has accusedÂ Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) of having a “long record of being associated” with the Hamas-linked Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Evoking the days ofÂ McCarthyism, a common charge being leveled at Bachmann these days, EllisonÂ responded: “I am not now, nor have I ever been, associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.” He accused Bachmann of religious bigotry:
“I think she has a very narrowly prescribed definition of who belongs and who doesn’t. And there’s a whole bloc of people she don’t like. I think she thinks that we’re evil because we don’t understand God the way she does….It’s also about marginalizing and alienating a certain group of Americans who she does not view are American enough.”
Not content with that, heÂ accused herÂ of petty attention-seeking:
“But you have to ask yourself, you know, why did she make this so public? Why did she seem to be seeking public attention for these allegations she was making? If she really had actionable intelligence, why wouldn’t she go to the agencies that investigate these things? I think the answer is clear that she wanted attention. That was her goal all along.”
The only problem with Ellison’s wounded-martyr stance toward Bachmann’s accusations is that what she said is true: Ellison really does have a “long record of being associated” with Hamas-linked CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood.
As long ago as 2006, Ellison’s closeness to Nihad Awad, co-founder of Hamas-linked CAIR, was a matter of public record. Awad, who notoriously said in 1994 that he was “in support of the Hamas movement,” spoke at fundraisers for Ellison, raising considerable sums for his first Congressional race. According to investigative journalistÂ Patrick Poole, Ellison has appeared frequently at CAIR events since then, despite the fact that CAIR is anÂ unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding caseÂ â€” so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedlyÂ refusedÂ toÂ denounceÂ Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. SeveralÂ former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have madeÂ Islamic supremacist statements. ItsÂ California chapter distributed postersÂ telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI.