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Nation Of Islam Follower Goes To Congress

From the joyous reporters at Reuters:

Minnesota sends first Muslim to Congress

Tue Nov 7, 2006 10:14 PM ET

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Voters elected a black Democrat as the first Muslim in Congress on Tuesday after a race in which he advocated quick U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and made little mention of his faith.

Keith Ellison, a 43-year-old lawyer and state representative, defeated two rivals, television networks said, to succeed retiring Democrat Martin Sabo in a seat that has been held by Democrats since 1963.

Ellison, who converted to Islam as a 19-year-old college student in his native Detroit, won with the help of Muslims among a coalition of liberal, anti-war voters.

He advocates an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq along with strongly liberal views. While Ellison did not often speak of his faith during the campaign, awareness of his candidacy drew interest from Muslims well beyond the district centered in Minneapolis

Since the September 11, 2001, attacks by Islamic militants, Muslim-Americans have become sensitized to what many feel is an erosion of their civil rights. U.S. foreign policy that targets Muslim countries also has generated a sense of urgency, experts said.

"(Americans) treat us differently after September 11. My own father was attacked," said Ellison supporter Khadra Darsame, a 1995 immigrant from Somalia. "Ellison said everybody matters equally and he told us what he would do … he will do the right thing."

Born into a Roman Catholic family in Detroit, Ellison said his values were shaped by both faiths, along with his grandfather's civil rights work in the Deep South.

Opponents focused on Ellison's sloppy handling of his taxes and a slew of unpaid parking tickets, along with his one-time affiliation with the Nation of Islam, whose leader, Louis Farrakhan, has been criticized for making anti-Semitic remarks. Ellison subsequently said he worked with the group largely to promote the 1995 Million Man March.

During a 1998 police protest in Minneapolis, then-civil-rights lawyer Keith Ellison, a former acolyte of Louis Farrakhan, distributes copies of the Nation of Islam leader’s paper, “The Final Call.”

Being a follower of the Nation Of Islam is the equal or worse than a white having been a Klanner.

It is the core (indeed only) tenet of the NOI "faith" that the white man is the devil — and not even a real human being. That he is the wicked evil-doing product of a black scientist’s breeding project 6,600 years ago.

In fact, the NOI teach the inevitable and rapidly approaching apocalypse will be a showdown between the blacks and whites in America. Which is not too far from the view of the Middle Eastern "Islamic militants" of course — if you just replace black with Muslim and whites with Christian.

As far as I know Mr. Ellison has never denounced this preposterous hate cult, nor its leader Mr. Farrakhan. And yet this gentleman has now been elected to high office — with no questions asked.

This is America in the year 2006.

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