SIREN — SCHUMER BACKS ELLISON FOR DNC CHAIR — Soon-to-be Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is backing Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison to be the next head of the Democratic National Committee, a big boost for the Minnesota Democrat as the party searches for a new leader. Schumer spoke with Ellison Thursday afternoon and “supports him for chair,” according to a source close to Schumer, who added: “Without a Democratic White House, Schumer’s view is the DNC is where grassroots organizing in sync with leg battles should be organized.” Schumer’s nod comes as others like former DNC Chair Howard Dean have launched their own campaigns to run the embattled organization. Ellison, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, hasn’t officially thrown his hat in the ring, though he has said he’ll make an announcement on Monday.
There is no doubt that this is a cheap parlor trick on the part of Chuck Schumer. It is the kind of petty bullsh** we have come to expect from the Democrats every time they lose elections. After the Clintons stole the White House furniture in 2000, their staffers removed the “W” key from the keyboards in the executive offices. Trump has rightly questioned the wisdom of admitting large numbers of unvetted and inadequately vetted Muslim refugees to increase the numbers of a minority that has demonstrated time and again no interest in integration into America and damned little loyalty to the nation itself. What better way of sticking a finger in the eye of Trump than picking a Muslim as DNC chair.
The unfortunate thing is that the message that the DNC will be sending if it picks Keith Ellison will be the same one Obama has sent to us for the past eight years: Islamic terrorism is not a concern of the US government and if you are concerned you are an Islamophobe.
Keith Ellison is not just any Muslim. His initial conversion was to Calypso Louis Farrakhan’s heretical and bastardized Nation of Islam, an organization devoted to the hatred of whites and Jews. If this society was really concerned about racism, douches like Ellison would be banned from the public square. At some point Ellison allegedly made a conversion to the more garden variety of Islam which these days seems to have made a sexual fetish out of suicide attacks on non-Muslims.
Via the Middle East Quarterly:
Muslim American Society: Ellison’s connections to other groups such as the Muslim American Society (MAS) reinforce questions about where he stands.
In December 2002, for example, MAS used its website to denigrate non-Muslims, speaking of “the degenerate moral condition of the Jews and Christians” and declaring: “If you gain a victory over the men of [the] Jews, kill them,” and “May Allah destroy the Jews.” It also issued statements endorsing terrorism and praising Hamas. According to an extensive dossier prepared by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, MAS has links to Al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad.
It is, then, disturbing to see that one year after his first election to Congress, Ellison was the keynote speaker at MAS-Minnesota’s fourth annual convention in May 2007. The following spring, Ellison was again the keynote speaker at the MAS-Minnesota convention, appearing alongside Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted coconspirator of the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing.
Islamic Society of North America: Ellison also enjoys a relationship with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an organization that has been linked by several agencies to support for terrorism. In December 2003, U.S. senators Charles Grassley and Max Baucus of the Senate Committee on Finance formally identified ISNA as one of twenty-five American Muslim organizations in a probe into groups that might “finance terrorism and perpetuate violence.” More recently, in July 2008, Federal prosecutors in Dallas filed documents showing a link between ISNA and Hamas.
Muslim Public Affairs Council: Ellison also spoke in December 2006 to the sixth annual convention of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), a seemingly moderate body that seeks to conceal its strong anti-Semitic, pro-Hamas, and pro-Hezbollah views. Again, he addressed a town hall forum during MPAC’s “Activate ’08 Election Campaign,” at one of the Council’s “Rock the Muslim Vote” events.
North American Imams Federation: He also addressed the North American Imams Federation (NAIF) at their November 19, 2006 conference in Minneapolis. Many of NAIF’s imams, in charge of mosques across the United States, are trained through an institution called the American Open University (AOU), a distance-learning medium for Muslims wishing to train as clergy. The AOU is a radical school that emphasizes the paramount role of Shari’a law in an American context. Its chairman Jaafar Sheikh Idris regards democracy as “the antithesis of Islam,” arguing that human beings have no right to make their own laws. “No one,” he claims, “can be a Muslim who makes or freely accepts or believes that anyone has the right to make or accept legislation that is contrary to the divine law.” He also declared that no Muslim elected to Congress can swear to uphold the U.S. Constitution and remain a Muslim “for in order to pledge loyalty to the constitution, a Muslim would have to abandon part of his belief and embrace the belief of secularism—which is practically another religion.” That Keith Ellison supports an institution linked to someone who holds views in such deep conflict with normative American values is deeply troubling.
Ellison is also a fixture at Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) events.
The common tie running through all of these groups are their close and unambiguous ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical Islamist organization that brings terror wherever it goes.
The question is Ellison just a stupid guy who does no due diligence before attending these meetings? Or is he, as was testified to in a Senate hearing, a fellow traveler of Islamic terror?
One thing is for certain, though. If Keith Ellison is DNC chair, that question will be asked in every political contest in the nation and eventually we will get an answer.