Muslims like us: Ellison targeted again for his religion

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It must suck for Keith Ellison to constantly deal with his religion. While most folks are fine with his love for Allah, some GOP leaders in Washington think it's one step away from praying at the feet of Osama. If you take their reasoning, Ellison's Muslim-ness is sure sign he is cooperating with the enemy, especially with all those dark-looking interns running around Capitol Hill. Glen Greenwald has a new post about the hysteria it's created, and how much of its sourcing is from a book.


"Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America." 

That's the name of the book. We ain't gonna hyper-link it. But it's caused some members of the GOP to investigate the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). This being the non-profit that really wants American to know that most Muslims are normal. They really only care about the score of the latest cricket match. Just like most Christians in this country really only care about Brett Favre.

Of course, Ellison is a target, again, because he is Muslim.

From Greewald, talking about the website ran by one of the book's authors:

The entire site is filled with the most extreme and repugnant anti-Muslim paranoia imaginable, claiming that "CAIR represents the ideology of terrorist groups"; warning that "CAIR places 'insiders' into Congressional offices in order to push the CAIR and Islamic terrorist agendas"; displaying a photograph of Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim-American elected to Congress, with this caption:  "One of your leading elected officials (supporter of CAIR) with researcher Chris Gaubatz.  How much information do we have on Carson and Congressman Keith Ellison?; and warning that "Young Muslim children are being taught across America to engage in violence against non Muslims and Muslims who do not uphold Sharia law."

It warns: 

Unless we change the concerns I mentioned, our country will soon evolve into a Socialist country, Sharia law will continue to 'creep' into our society, Islamic based terrorist supporting organizations will continue the implementation of achieving the final objective of an Islamic Ummah in America and worldwide.

(Bolding is ours.)

OK, that last paragraph has us confused. Evolve? As in, improve? What the hell do these guys want? Make up your mind, dammit. Or maybe that was a slip-up and you are actually a Secret Muslim Spy acting as an informant on secret Muslim spying because you don't want anyone to think you are a Secret Muslim Spy. And you thought you had us fooled. 



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