Keith Ellison’s Tears and the Victim Card


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Where in the United States exactly are Muslims victimized? In America, Muslims enjoy the same freedoms as any other religious group, and they are subject to the same fear and prejudice as any other religious group. In fact, Americans have been remarkably restrained and circumspect in dealing with Muslims, given that Islamic jihadists have declared war on America, committed terrorist acts, and killed thousands of Americans. If Ellison does not believe Muslims are victims, he is cynically using this tactic to deflect attention from the very issue the hearings were called to investigate: namely, radicalization in the American Muslim community.

Reasonable people on all sides agree that a segment of the Muslim population is engaged in jihad against the non-Muslim world, with America being the primary target. Muslims on both sides acknowledge this. Al-Qaeda and groups of its ilk plainly state this. Muslims who oppose Al-Qaeda say this.

The King hearings were called to investigate radicalization in the American Muslim community, which in fact is already happening. The hearings were a reasonable and necessary thing to do, and Muslims have no reason to fear them.

As a sworn representative of the U.S. government, Ellison is charged first and foremost in defending America, its Constitution and its people. But he disagreed with the premise of the hearings and testified against them, and in so doing failed to take a reasonable stand on the issue. Is Ellison willing to assert for the record that there is no threat from Muslims to America? None whatsoever?

The disturbing implication of Ellison’s fount of tears testimony is that he chose to defend Islam, not America or Americans.

Peter BetBasoo is an Assyrian from Iraq who immigrated to the United States in 1974. He is the cofounder and director of the Assyrian International News Agency and is the author of the report, Incipient Genocide: the Ethnic Cleansing of the Assyrians of Iraq.”

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  • Jim

    I do not know. Ask your neighbor hood crocodile.

    • Miss Mellie

      First "Jim's" comment is insensible, idiotic. But on the Ellison. It has been my lifelong observation that "Blacks will be Black FIRST." That is, they filter EVERYTHING through skin color. But with black Muslims, it seems that that truth has moved one more step: They will be (black) Muslim FIRST. Not American, AFRICAN American. But they are NOT racist you understand?

      • Supreme_Galooty

        Miss Mellie, it appears that Jim was asking the previous question, the one not addressed for the sake of expedient argument in the article: WERE Ellison's tears ingenuous? Without firsthand knowledge of the primate in question, one cannot really say, and it might be appropriate indeed to consult with the neighborhood crocodile for further guidance.

        Your observation on ideological/racial/religious priorities is certainly accurate, and raises additional questions. Can there be liberal Muslims like there are liberal Jews? We know there are liberal blacks. Are there liberal black Musselmen? And if so, are they liberal first and Muslim second and black third? Without going into extreme detail, one is led to suppose that certain ideologies dominate others completely, and without the benefit of reason.

  • jacob

    Magnificently written article and hitting the nail right on..!!!
    I guess first and foremost, we must call an ace an ace and a spade a spade and
    stop beating around the bushes and cut out the political correctness b.s once and
    for all without walking on eggshells as it has been until now with the Muslims in
    our midst and which even Rep. KING has been doing so far on this very issue ….

    Some entity should translate and distribute the Koran and attachments parts in
    which is detailed the specific way to deal with "infidels" :
    How it is allowed to lie and deceive them, how to lie about their true religion when-
    ever inconvenient, how to deal with the "descendents of pigs and monkeys" Jews
    are and to convert infidels to the "true faith" either willfully or made in head shorter,
    etc,.and show the kind of Religion of Peace of the cemeteries perhaps, ISLAM is, for
    the ignorants in this country to realize what are they will soon be facing, as perhaps
    by then, it might be too damned late…

  • StephenD

    Ellison has lost all credibility with the deafening silence over the horrific slaying of an entire family in Israel from Palestinian "Jihadists." There is no rage, there are no tears…only silence. How does the saying go? "For evil to flourish all it takes is for good men to do nothing;" or something similar. Are you a "Good Man" Ellison? Do you condemn such actions taken IN THE NAME OF ISLAM? Are you seeking to find and prosecute anyone that would support such actions? Unless and until the balance of the Muslim world condemns through action and rejects all such teachings of Jihad, THEY TOO have lost all credibility. In Gaza, they handed out sweet cakes and candy to celebrate the murder of an entire family, including a 3 month old and a 4 yr old….simply because they were Jewish. There is no room in my heart for your tears Mr. Ellison.

  • jacob

    And what Rep ELLISON should have been asked at his theatrical display, was how
    would he caracterice his correligionists dancing and giving out candy on the
    streets of QUEENS, New York , while people were jumping to their deaths from
    the WTC windows at the 9/11 horror…

  • Richard

    What Mr. Ellison didn't tell us was about the Muslims dancing in the street of Patterson NJ. There was a news clip I saw once and never again of this incident. HOW DID THEY KNOW?

  • trumander

    Where are his tears when a beheading or a suicide bomber strikes in a crowded market place, true tears, I think not.

  • Lisa_H

    Did anybody see Ellison on O'Reilly after his teary statement at the King hearings? It's well worth looking at, but your blood pressure may rise.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcSrHnlY7Sg

  • Maggie

    There are 15 more Ellisons on the horizon.

  • ROSE

    IN MY OPINION THIS DUDE IS AN IDIOT. IN MY OPINION OBAMA IS AN IDIOT.NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE MUSLIM'S AND NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK, BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE IN DENIAL.

    THE QURAN SPELLS OUT WHAT ISLAM IS ALL ABOUT, IT IS A TOTALITARIAN CULT.

    WE HAVE A U.S REP. THAT IS A BLACK MUSLIM WE HAVE A MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE THAT IS A BLACK MUSLIM AND BOTH HAVE ONE GOAL IN COMMON, TO MAKE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A MUSLIM SHARI LAW COUNTRY WITH A DICTATOR,

    TEARS DO NOT AFFECT ME COMING FROM THESE PEOPLE THEY ARE MURDERERS AND TERRORIST. THIS IS WHAT THE QURAN REQUIRES TO KILL THE JEW, INFIDEL OR AND ONE ELSE THAT WILL NOT BOW TO ISLAM. CUT OFF THEIR HEAD, ANY WAY AND ANYTHING YOU HAVE TO SAY OR DO TO WIN THE WORLD FOR ALLAH IS LEGAL IN ISLAM.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Ellison and all his ilk, wouldn't it be great to be able to give him
    and them something to really cry about……………………Government
    hearings just seem to turn into comety central no matter what.
    William

  • MixMChess

    As frustrating as Bill Maher is, he did put Rep. Ellison in his place a few weeks ago.

    • AB7

      It was very refreshing to see Maher, as despicable as he is, being at least rational and human enough to state in such clear terms, the reality that so many pusillanimous pukes and limp wristed twits in the media and in every single other corner of our civilization are AFRAID to say, that the Koran is evil. I really am sickened to my core by the degenerate infidels who are apologists for Islam, what pure unholy scum they are.

  • AB7

    How sweet would it have been to have someone on the committee, like Allen West perhaps, who would have said something like "spare us the teary dramatics sir, we are here for a serious purpose…" and really light into him for only crying over a Muslim, etc. but for not crying over infidels killed, as mentioned in some of the comments here. At some point all infidels are going to have to be really really super blunt and state publicly, in professional positions, just how purely evil and horrible Islam and the Koran really are, and that Muhammad was an evil terrorist, and that anyone crying for Muhammad or Islam is, if not insane, evil.

    Must see video of Allen West responding to a CAIR rep: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MZx38i6iYs

  • emenot

    Keith Ellison is such a girly man, he cried for someone he never meet and claimed that the man he was crying for was trying to safe others…How the hach did he know this, was he there, for crying out loud Ellison never even meet the men!