Lynn Torgerson running another anti-Muslim campaign against Ellison

Categories: Keith Ellison

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Torgerson's back for more.
Lynn Torgerson dumped all over Rep. Keith Ellison during the 2010 congressional campaign, trashing his Muslim faith as little more than a breeding ground for criminals, and not deserving of free speech protection under the Constitution.

Voters in the 5th congressional district rewarded her with a total of 8,548 votes, compared to Ellison's 154,833.

But despite such utter and complete rejection, she's back for another shot in 2012.

The plea for attention started on Facebook in early June.

Then, on the Tea Party Nation website, she posted this:

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"I, Lynne Torgerson, am running for Congress in Minnesota, against radical Islamist Keith Ellison. Keith Ellison fails to oppose banning Islamic Sharia law in the United States. He accuses people of trying to ban it as "conspiratorilists." Keith Ellison also fails to support that the United States Constitution should be supreme over Islamic Sharia law."

She's in good company. The TPN website is home to commenters who say things like this:

There is NO way that a devout, practicing Muslim can ever be an American, or honestly swear allegiance to America.

And this:

Why would someone elected to uphold the constitution for "one nation under God" be allowed to swear in on anything besides a bible.

(Because the Constitution forbids a religious test for anyone seeking public office, that's why.)

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Torgerson also links approvingly from her TPN post to the story of a Tennessee lawmaker who says he's all for freedom of religion in America, even for Muslims -- just as long as they don't actually follow Allah's teachings. Which is sort of like telling Christians they can follow Jesus as long as they ignore the Sermon on the Mount.

You'll have to register at TPN is you want to read further scholarship on freedom of religion in that vein.

Or you can visit Torgerson's Facebook page, where she'll explain that there's a plot to secretly put halal meat in your food.

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Like Jesse Ventura says, just because something's a conspiracy theory, that doesn't mean it's not true.

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Molett
Molett

Does Ms. Torgerson proofread what she writes before she posts it?  Let's deconstruct this sentence:  "Keith Ellison fails to oppose banning Islamic Sharia law in the United States."  The use of "fail" and "oppose" is kind of a double negative.  Thus, she is saying that Ellison supports banning Islamic Sharia law in the United States.  Really?  I thought Torgerson held that position.

zerofor
zerofor

If the poster is really her, she sounds exactly like the Teabaggers I'm friends-of-friends with on Facebook.

Lynne Torgerson for Congress
Lynne Torgerson for Congress

Lynne Torgerson for Congress here.  P.S.  I also hereby demand a retraction of this false story, this false accusation.

Lynne Torgerson for Congress
Lynne Torgerson for Congress

Lynne Torgerson for Congress here.  I am not running an anti-Muslim campaign against Keith Ellison or anyone else.  We are to love muslims.  Further, under our First Amendment to our US Constitution, people here are free to practice the religion of Islam.  I have devoted my adult career to protecting the Constitutional rights of people of all races, nationalities, walks of life, and religion.  However, I do take great issue with radical Islamism of which Keith Ellison is a part.  He is closely tied to CAIR, named coconspirators to funding radical Islamist terrorism.  Keith Ellison also failed to say that he supports our US Constitution being supreme in the US over Islamic Sharia Law.  Reporter Hart Van Denburg story here is simply false.   Reporter Hart Van Denburg does not want me elected so he prints false stories to try and prevent my election.  Reporter Hart Van Denburg's efforts will fail.  Also, eventually Keith Ellison's actual agenda will be exposed.  My campaign will unveil the truth.  Also, I have not announced my candidacy, so that part of the story above is also false.   

green23
green23

For three cycles now, Ellison's opponents have screamed, "He's a Muslim!!". Ellison won anyway. When does the Right begin to figure out that this isn't a winning issue in the district?

It's ironic that her ad above promises that she "will bring unity to the district", when she seems obsessed with dividing people on the basis of religious beliefs.

Halal meat is about as scary as kosher meat; they are largely similar. Eating meat from an animal that has been butchered with a sharp knife and drained of blood (which is pretty much what "halal meat" is) cannot turn you into a Muslim against your will.

vitajex
vitajex

I didn't need to read a single thing that woman has written.

The hair alone indicates she is bat-shit crazy.

zerofor
zerofor

Is she trying to get less votes than she did last time?

FlyByNight
FlyByNight

Lynne, while you're on the line: do you regard yourself as a Republican or an Independent?   And will you participate in the Republican primary?

ladygeek
ladygeek

I can't accept the rantings on freedom of religion that you espouse.  Why are you even campaigning on a non-issue as a Bar associate?  How could any other system of law (sharia) over-turn the US Constitution as well as the court system?  What kind of idiot are you?

Matt Behrend
Matt Behrend

Are you saying you did not post on the Tea Party Nation website, "I, Lynne Torgerson, am running for Congress in Minnesota, against radical Islamist Keith Ellison" on June 23?  Because there is a screenshot of just that statement right at the top of the page.  That pretty much sounds like an announcement of candidacy. 

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Yeah City Pages, back off!    How can you call Lynne a bigot?   There is no bigger problem in the United States today than Sharia Law.   Do you realize the sacrifice Lynne is making in this campaign?    Lame politicians focus on the fluff nonsense issues that affect no one like unemployment, the debt, or the 3 wars we are fighting but Lynne is willing to devote her energy confronting the greatest threat to America in the history of the world: Sharia Law.    Finally a politician that hears the call of the American people.   Please Lynne!   Fight!   Save us from Sharia Law!    I challenge every liberal and conservative to think about how often they are affected by Sharia Law.     Do you people even realize that 0.4% of our Congress is run by Muslims?    How soon before they take over and impose Sharia Law?   How will 99.6% congressmen of other faiths stand up to such a dangerous minority?     Please save us from the Islamic Theocracy that is threatening to take over Lynne!!!!!!!  

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

Assuming that you're not just a troll (BIG assumption on CP) you're not going to have much luck running against Islam in the most heavily Muslim district in the state. But I suspect that you know that and you're shouting "MUSLIMS!!! SHARIA!!!" at the top of your lungs in hope that some Tea Party sucker will give you money to do that for a wider audience.

vitajex
vitajex

Um, are you sure?

All of my childhood, I ate pickles constantly.  Then, one day, as a teenager, I ate a Kosher dill.

The next morning, I woke up to find my foreskin missing.

Explain THAT!

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Her Hair?Says the shallow, and petty person.That explains a lot about the depth of your intellect and inability to have a sensible discussion.  Maybe if she had her hair fashioned in rainbow colors and danced down the streets in last weekends parade, your feeling for her would changed towards her.  Come on, just let your true feelings fly vitajex.  I have now come to believe, that your real aspirations, are to stuff her and others like her, into boxcars...

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Maybe a Muslim is taking the picture and she got freaked out.   Ever think of that? 

ladygeek
ladygeek

What kind of uneducated idiot are you?  Sharia law which is not recognized constitutionally & blindly accept the ranting of idiots like Lynne Torgerson, Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin?  These people do not support our constitutional guaranteed rights as US citizens and spreads disinformation to the people who didn't get the education to vote because the repuke Raygun's education secretary removed the requirement for school standards that required students to a good civics education.  So it's very easy for idiots like you to brainwash people with no education to accept your view on freedom of religion in government. 

It should be freedom FROM religion as stated in our Constitution.

Religion has NO place in our constutional representation. Quit this stupid belief system.

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