Why Michele Bachmann Is Right About Keith Ellison


Editors’ note: While Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been vindicated for suggesting that Muslim Brotherhood elements have infiltrated the U.S. government, the left-wing activist group, People For the American Way (PFAW), has launched a petition drive 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) has accused 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 of McCarthyism, a common charge being leveled at Bachmann these days, Ellison 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, he accused her 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 journalist Patrick Poole, Ellison has appeared frequently at CAIR events since then, despite the fact that CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several 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 made Islamic supremacist statements. Its California chapter distributed posters telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI.

Poole explains that “according to Justice Department, Awad is a longtime Hamas operative. Multiple statements made by federal prosecutors identify Awad as one of the attendees at a 1993 meeting of US Muslim Brotherhood Palestine Committee leaders in Philadelphia that was wiretapped by the FBI under a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant. The topic of discussion during that 1993 meeting was how to help Hamas by working in the U.S. to help sabotage the Oslo Peace Accords.” But none of that fazed Ellison.

CAIR is also linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. Awad and CAIR’s cofounder, Omar Ahmad, were officials of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) before founding CAIR. A captured internal Muslim Brotherhood document lists the IAP as one of the Brotherhood’s allied groups in the U.S.

And as for the Muslim Brotherhood itself, in 2008 Ellison accepted $13,350 from the Muslim American Society (MAS) to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca. What is the Muslim American Society? The Muslim Brotherhood. “In recent years, the U.S. Brotherhood operated under the name Muslim American Society, according to documents and interviews. One of the nation’s major Islamic groups, it was incorporated in Illinois in 1993 after a contentious debate among Brotherhood members.” So reported the Chicago Tribune in 2004, in an article that is now carried on the Muslim Brotherhood’s English-language website, Ikhwanweb. The Muslim American Society, according to Steven Emerson, director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, “is the de facto arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. The agenda of the MAS is to … impose Islamic law in the U.S., to undermine U.S. counterterrorism policy.”

Weirdly, Mahdi Bray, Executive Director of the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, denied that MAS had funded Ellison’s hajj: “Keith Ellison is a member of Congress who knows that congressmen don’t take trips sponsored by nonprofits. That would be a breach of congressional ethics.” Bray apparently failed to check with Ellison’s office before issuing this statement, as his office issued its own statement saying: “The trip, funded by the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, was fully reviewed and approved in advance by the House Ethics Committee.”

Imagine if a conservative Congressman had taken a trip that had been paid for by a Christian group that was, according to one of its own internal documents, dedicated to “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house” so that Christian law would replace the U.S. Constitution. I expect we would hear more of an outcry than we ever heard about Ellison’s Brotherhood-funded hajj.

Ellison has also retailed the Muslim Brotherhood-invented concept of “Islamophobia,” which was cooked up in a Brotherhood think tank, the International Institute of Islamic Thought, as a weapon to intimidate Americans into being afraid to resist jihad terror and Islamic supremacism. And in March 2011 he famously began weeping during Congressman Peter King’s (R-NY) first hearings on Islamic jihad terrorism, as he read what turned about to be a false report about a Muslim who went missing on 9/11 and was suspected of terror ties until he turned out to have been killed in the jihad attacks of that day. Ellison’s crocodile tears stole the show on that day, and successfully diverted media attention from what should have been the focus of the hearing: Islamic jihad activity in the United States.

Michele Bachmann is right: Keith Ellison’s Brotherhood ties should be investigated. That he and so many others on the Left have had such a furious reaction to her mere call for an investigation is only an indication that they have something to hide. John Boehner and the rest of the Republican Congressional leadership should be defending her and joining her call for investigations into Muslim Brotherhood influence in the Government. Instead, to their shame, they have joined Ellison in throwing her to the wolves, demonstrating that mainstream Republicans are no better than mainstream Democrats in confronting the threat of Islamic supremacism. And meanwhile, the Islamic supremacists continue to advance.

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  • objectivefactsmatter

    “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.”

    Correct. Traitors and seditious bass tards are not welcome anywhere in the USA. That naturally includes the MB and all affiliated organization and their members. That means you too you silly traitor. Swearing on the Koran and expecting us to believe your lies?

    • toto

      Oh, but unfortunately for those of us with more than 2 America loving brain cells to rub together, they have been welcomed with open arms into every aspect of American life. It is truly insane, like the whole country is suffering from mega Stockholm Syndrome, or worse.

    • Mary Sue

      Keith Ellison converted to Islam, which means he needs to be checked into a mental hospital pronto.

      • wsk

        Actually, I believe if a woman converts to Islam, then she need sto be checked into a mental institution. For lazy men or criminals it's almost a no-brainer. (sort of like liberalism, isn't it?)

        • Mary Sue

          possibly. Though I still think there has to be something wrong with them upstairs.

  • Larry

    The surest sign that you are on target is when they immediately start sqealing long and loud.

    If you aren't on target the appropriate response is "publish and be damned", or in the USA, sued.

    If they are really that upset about being "slandered" or "libelled" or "defamed" take it to Court and let discovery proceed.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “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.”

    Because she had to appeal to the public given how many politicians are bought off by the Saudis. You can't expect to be an Islam-o-phobe and elected to office too, now can you? Look what happens when you dare to slander the prophet of Islam. We might have to put up with another insulting treasonous speech from the traitor-in-chief.

    • guest

      Another take on the same paragraph from Ellison:

      Congresswomen Bachman as all of her colleagues, Ellison included, swore an oath of allegiance not that much different from presidential oath. She takes that oath seriously.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "She takes that oath seriously."

        Unlike most of her colleagues.

  • Arlie

    It is impossible to get rid of Keith Ellison. His district is all of Minneapolis. Minnesota has more communists and gays per capita than any other state and a huge state funded left-wing University of Minnesota. It is also a "sanctuary city". And It is a "cultural city" lots of "artsy" people and rich people that support the "arts". I grew up here and never knew how corrupt it was politically. When I started paying attention I was appalled! My goal is to get out of MN and move to Texas or Oklahoma. I would not advise anyone to live in Minneapolis. It is one of the most corrupt cities besides NY and Chicago and it's only getting worse with idiot Mark Dayton as Governor. The Republican party here is weak, broke and not worth the effort to engage with them. I tried, they are pathetic RINOs. It's amazing that the State has someone as courageous as Michele Bachmann. She is it's only saving grace.

    • Margaret

      I live in Michele's district and agree with you. She is constantly attacked for holding the same values as I do. It is amazing the amount of hatred and downright vulgar comments she is given in the central MN paper, the St Coud Times. Why they cannot seems to treat her in a civil manner is beyond me. When they do any kind of reporting on her it is so biased its comical. She is fearless, though. I respect her more and more as time goes on.

    • Boots

      Your corruption is no where near California's which is the reason we're now in Arkansas. Except in Little Rock, the only Democrats that can win here have to act like Republicans in public even though Democrat Governor Beebe keeps exceptional party discipline (Republicans now have control of both houses of the legislature). We came here because my wife has family here and we knew the state was trending right. Good luck with your planned escape. University of Minnesota has some of the leading pedophilia rights advocates in academia which is all I need to know about about UM. Since Mohammed was a pedophile I guess Ellison is OK with that.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "University of Minnesota has some of the leading pedophilia rights advocates in academia which is all I need to know about about UM. Since Mohammed was a pedophile I guess Ellison is OK with that."

        It's part of the stealth sharia movement, moving US laws as close to sharia as possible so that bridging the gap will be in theory that much easier. It also helps defend mo if they can cite indications that we should tolerate the beastly behavior they're all so proud of.

    • Mary Sue

      Those gays will have to smarten up sometime, unfortunately it'll probably be by the time that Islamists start in on some serious gay bashing.

    • Drakken

      We have a saying in MN, take Micky Mouse, put him on a bar stool, slap a DFL label on him and the folks will vote him into office. .

  • kafir4life

    Does Rep. Keith follow that made up moon god that was invented by mohamat the pig faced dog? The same mohamat that shat the koran into the arabian sand following carnal knowledge and later a meal of his favorite pig, or "dad" as mo called him? Does Rep Keith try to emulate that same maniacal madman, mohamat like the other islamists that follow the gutter cult of islam?

    allahu snackbar to the muslims!!

    • Mary Sue

      He doth follow the god of Green Cheese, yes.

  • pinnie99

    the *Honorable Michele Bachman is just that Honorable…She …almost alone …besides Allen West calls it like she see's it.They earned thier pay.Now we are >one down< since West was "dirty tricked" out of office.

    She has hit a nerve, and..*CAIR…. they will scream like stuck PIGS <LOL LOL ….do not pardon the pun.

  • http://frontpage richard sherman

    Ellison supports the sociopath Muhammad who had 900 unarmed Jews decapitated at Quarayza…Supporting a mass murderer of Jews is foundational to Ellison and his ilk…Bachman is simply telling the truth.

  • Fred

    Bachmann should have stayed in the race for President. But since the election was fixed and rigged Barry would have still won.

    • kafir4life

      That's because the left despises women. They proved that when they threw the woman under the bus when Stinky (bo) hit the scene.

  • steven chavez

    OBAMA AND ALL OF HIS "CIRCLE OF COMMUNISTS" NEED TO BE INVESTIGATED but by who, ERIC HOLDER, Janet Napolitano, Leon Panetta, the Congressional Black Caucus, HARRY REID?

    WHAT ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT? Aren't they the defenders of the Constitution? Have they investigated Obama to see if he's even eligible to be President? Did they demand answers?

    J. CHRISTopher Stevens could be the downfall of Obama since many questions as to why the Turkish ambassador was visiting Stevens and giving arms to terrorists which eventually were used to kill Americans. HOPEFULLY the committee in charge of hearing HILLARY CLINTON'S TESTIMONY can trap her even though she had weeks of Bengahzi Flu to get her LIES STRAIGHT. THEY ALSO BETTER DEMAND THAT SHE BE PUT UNDER OATH. PERJURY? GET OBAMA TO TESTIFY TOO WHEN ALL IS KNOWN OF HIS INACTION and "stand down" orders.

  • Spider

    Rep. Bachmann is absolutely right – The Muslim brotherhood has infiltrated our government. His name is Houssein Obama Mu-slim Brother Extrordinaire. This is where the investigation should begin: To try and explain why Houssein is disarming law abiding Americans and then giving free F16s and Abrams tanks to the MB. Doesn't the MB charter still read " to destroy western civilization from within" ??

  • BLJ

    Ellison has nothing to do with the Muslim Brotherhood? Yeah and Lebron James sucks at basketball.

    • Mary Sue

      Ellison is merely practicing the time-honored kitman and taquiyya.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Ellison has nothing to do with the Muslim Brotherhood? Yeah and Lebron James sucks at basketball."

      Ellison has nothing to do with the Muslim Brotherhood the way that Lebron James "has nothing to do with" basketball.

  • Charles Roberts

    I agree with all of you patriots and clear thinkers………………..the time is coming when we will see the writing on the wall….until then, keep speaking the truth. Michelle Bachmann is one of the few who is refusing to be intimidated into ‘submission’…..who is not about to agree to ‘Dhimmitude’. How many of you will join her?

  • pierce

    Michele Bachmann is honest, sincere and really cares about the U S of A. Maybe we should consider, rather reconsider, her, as a candidate for President come 2016. She may not have the charisma some candidates have, but she sure has the sincerity, which is more important.

    • http://twitter.com/FindingTruths @FindingTruths

      Sure go ahead…nominate Michele, that would be great and would actually be the first time in American history that the Democrats win all 50 states…she wouldn't get more than 15% nationally. It's no wonder the country is in trouble, people like you inhabit it!!!

  • Excalibur

    "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."

  • john spielman

    Keith Ellison, as a muslim, is in darkness and despies the light because his deeds are evil. So it is not surprising that if some one like Michelle Bachmann should expose his deeds and associations, he will get angry and try to flee the truth, like cockroaches scatter when the room lights are turned on.

    • Jamie

      What's sickening to me is to allow anyone in govt to be sworn in with their hand on a Koran. They're swearing on a book which calls for our destruction. What's wrong with us, what's wrong with our elected officials and — whose side are they on??

    • kafir4life

      Stop, John! You'll make Keith cry……again.

  • http://twitter.com/historyscoper @historyscoper

    if you install a used refrigerator in your home and it has a nest of cockroaches, what's the use of trying to pick out bigger cockroaches and ID them? You need an effective exterminator . Too bad, when it comes to Muslims in America, we have our hands tied, so IDing them is all we can do, and being vigilant.

    Master all the key Muslims in America and the world free anytime with the Historyscoper's Muslimscope.

  • infideltaskforce

    Has a petition been started to get rid of Ellison?

  • Judenlieber

    Maybe Keith Ellison has a point! And maybe Paul Revere was a bigot and a publicity hound…

  • Ghostwriter

    I don't know what to say about Keith Ellison. I don't know enough about him.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Dude, he's a big time 5th columnist. He might be worse than 0'Bama if he had the power to be. He seems to be a strong stealth sharia tactician. 0'Bama doesn't have a problem with sharia but is cooperating passively. 0'Bama also envisions Indonesia when thinking about sharia. Ellision probably thinks about Saudi Arabia and that's what he prays for.

      Obviously it's easier for Ellison to be on the DL as a jihadi than it is for mr. foreign policy disaster himself.

  • Fritz

    From what I can recall the "People for the American Way" was founded as a Communist front group much like "ANSWER" is an offshoot of the Stalinist "Workers World Party" why they would have any weight or credibility in public affairs is beyond me.

  • H.j.Dcruz

    It is impossible to stop the spread of Islam in the west and its eventual takeover by Muslims irrespective of what background they come from.The whites should sleep till the eventful takeover.

    • Drakken

      The day of reckoning is coming, the muslims will push us as long as they can get away with it, they will push us too far, then they will be shocked and surprised at what they have wrought upon themselves.

  • JacksonPearson

    Any Muslim, that places their hand on a Bible, and takes the oath of office in America, is a liar. Keith Ellison didn't use the Bible, but instead demanded the Qur'an when he took his Congressional oath and likewise, is a liar. Why?…Because the Qur'an does not have anything to do with American, and civil values, and everything to do with the destruction of civilized societies, and a mans choice to live free. The Qur'an is 180 degrees opposite from the Bible.

    Moreover, anytime a person is given an offer they can't refuse, by either converting to Islam, or else facing the death penalty is being enslaved. Islam is Allah's and/or Muhammad's (both are the same person) perpetual plantation of cradle to grave enslavement, and this is exactly what and whom Keith Ellison follows.

    Rep. Michele Bachmann is God, Country and Family.
    Translated to mean: The real God of the Bible and a not made up pagan moon god; American values and not sharia law enslavement; To raise and love her family the way she chooses, and not by Islamic thought cops!

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Any Muslim, that places their hand on a Bible, and takes the oath of office in America, is a liar. Keith Ellison didn't use the Bible, but instead demanded the Qur'an when he took his Congressional oath and likewise, is a liar. Why?…Because the Qur'an does not have anything to do with American, and civil values, and everything to do with the destruction of civilized societies, and a mans choice to live free. The Qur'an is 180 degrees opposite from the Bible."

      More explicitly, the Bible condemns lying, and the Koran promotes it. The gall of anyone daring to use a Koran in place of a Bible is insulting everyone and everything in the West, as if to say none of our oaths matter, you just need a big book to put your hand on. It doesn't even matter what book or what the book says. Bad enough that atheists reject it, but at least they do it openly and we all know their views. These guys pretend we should be satisfied with the Koran as "just like" the Bible. Please. It's absurd and outrageous. It's worse that dhimmis in power say nothing about these huge contradictions that can't be resolved.

      • JacksonPearson

        Keith Ellison doesn't exactly have a sterling past to brag about, so he had to revert to using taqiyya to get elected to congress. He's always had strong ties with Calypso Louie's Nation of Islam. You can find out more about Ellison here:
        http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/08/kei

        I wouldn't trust Keith Ellison's Muslim ideologue any more than trusting Salafists Barack H. Obama II, or Osama bin Laden.

    • http://twitter.com/FindingTruths @FindingTruths

      Hey idiot, every member brings their own religious book to the swearing in ceremony!!!

  • Anamah

    Well it doesn't need much explanation why to stop our enemies to infiltrate our system… isn't it? Keith Ellison and his terrible connexion with violent, nasty, It seems there are too many undercover loving terrorists, those emerging Islamic Supremacists we must stop before anything. Who need more explanation? We dislike so very much their intolerance! Of course is important to denounce and investigate everyone… Thank you Michele Bachmann, for your hard work. We appreciate your courage and strength and hope more American politicians will be in your side. We have noticing too many appearing to threat US.. So Mr. Ellison must take in charge his role.

  • Mary Sue

    Oh did you guys see some idiocy from …I think it was some counter-site to Jihad watch. I forget the name of it. But they were trying to justify "taquiyya" and "kitman" by equating it to lying to the Nazis if you have Jews in your cellar.

  • Ludwig von Drake

    Michelle Bachman is the bomb.
    There's one thing that a cock-a-roach like Keith Ellison CAN'T STAND. And that's when somebody flicks on the kitchen lights at 2:00 a.m. The problem-o for the dim-wit Keith Ellison – he can't find a refrigerator to hide under.
    Michelle – you go girl! We are right behind you 100% for America.

    • wsk

      Is he the dim-witted one or the people that voted for him?

      • Mary Sue

        both.

  • http://twitter.com/FindingTruths @FindingTruths

    This site is as NUTS as any I've EVER seen on the internet, I suggest all you right wing loons seek help from a doctor, as there isn't a single one of you who is sane!!!

  • Vance Qualteri

    The only good Muslim is a dead Muslim.

  • timmmm

    Keith Ellison is not a very good person.

  • timmmm

    Keith Ellison is a f*#ing idiot