Shameless hypocrisy from a shameless hypocrite
Bernie Sanders, who had voted for an unenforceable deal with Iran that will give it the power to nuke Israel, shamelessly attempted to exploit the Holocaust in his visit to a mosque with an ugly history.
Sanders specifically criticized Trump’s recent call to bar Muslims from entering the United States.
“We must never forget what happened under the racist ideology of the Nazis, which led to the deaths of millions and millions of people, including family members of mine,” Sanders said at the northwest Washington mosque, which calls itself “the nation’s mosque.”
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., one of two Muslims in Congress, has endorsed Sanders and appeared with him at the mosque on Wednesday.
Keith Ellison is a former Nation of Islam member who had defended the NOI's anti-Semitic statements about Jews. Nation of Islam leader Farrakhan, whose Million Man March, Obama participated in, had called Hitler, "a very great man."
And what is this "nation’s mosque” that Ellison and Sanders were in? It's the Masjid Muhammad mosque originally known as Muhammad’s Temple of Islam No. 4 created by... the Nation of Islam.
While the mosque is currently part of the W.D. Muhammad mainstream version of Islam (which means no UFO's or black mad scientists creating white people), Farrakhan and Co, sent their greetings on the mosque's anniversary.
Masjid Muhammad was set up by Lucius Bey Muhammad, who remains a fan of Farrakhan. Here's a sample of Bey's rhetoric, which is a good deal more Nazi-ish than anything from Trump. "The black man is indeed the greatest. His genes are stronger! No white man can produce a baby darker than himself."
The mosque was approved by Elijah Muhammad and inaugurated by him. One of Elijah Muhammad's big ideas was an alliance with... Nazis.
Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam allied with the American Nazi Party and the KKK. American Nazi Party Commander George Lincoln Rockwell was invited to a Nation of Islam rally. Rockwell said, “I am fully in concert with their program and I have the highest respect for Mr. Elijah Muhammad.”
That's the photo above.
While the current flavor of the mosque avoids the ugly hate of NOI, there's plenty of flowthrough between Farrakhan's hate movement and the W.D. Muhammad flavor. For example, the former Imam of Masjid Muhammad, Sultan Rahman Muhammad, was appointed Imam to the Nation of Islam as part of a reunification project with the NOI.
Its current Imam has interacted with NOI's Final Call, a paper which routinely spews hate at Jews and has all sorts of ugly remarks about the Holocaust.
If Bernie Sanders had an honest bone in his body, he would have acknowledge at least some of this. Instead a man who has helped pave the way for Iran's mass murder of Jews comes to a mosque set up by an ally of Nazis and accuses Republicans of being Nazis. It's shameless hypocrisy from a shameless hypocrite.